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Doing Planning and Task Performance in Second Language Acquisition: An Ethnomethodological Respecification
Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2013
© 2013 Language Learning Research Club, University of Michigan
Volume 63, Issue 4, pages 629–664, December 2013
How to Cite
Markee, N. and Kunitz, S. (2013), Doing Planning and Task Performance in Second Language Acquisition: An Ethnomethodological Respecification. Language Learning, 63: 629–664. doi: 10.1111/lang.12019
- Issue online: 11 NOV 2013
- Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAR 2013
- conversation analysis;
- word searches;
- grammar searches;
- socially distributed cognition
We use insights and methods from ethnomethodological conversation analysis and discursive psychology to develop an account of embodied word and grammar searches as socially distributed planning practices. These practices, which were produced by three intermediate learners of Italian as a Foreign Language (IFL), occurred massively in natural data that were gathered during a 3-week period from a third-semester IFL course at a university in the United States. We develop a behavioral analysis of these data that shows: (1) what participants do during planning talk and how they do such talk and (2) whether they actually do what they planned to do.