lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
"Nej, it's RING!": Language practices in problem-solving sequences in a multilingual L2 English classroom
Karlstad University, Sweden.
University of Oslo, Norway;Karlstad University, Sweden.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages. Lund University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8686-9959
Lund University, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: ICOP-L2 International Competences and Practices in a Second Language: Mälardalen University, Västerås, 29-31 May 2019. Abstracts, Eskilstuna: Mälardalens högskola , 2019, p. 45-45Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As a result of the recent European migration crisis, the learner population in L2 English classrooms in Scandinavia is now characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity, and both target and majority language proficiency may vary extensively in an English classroom (Källkvist et al, 2017).  Such changes also challenges the suitability of both an ‘English Only’ teaching ideology (Lundahl, 2012), and an alternation between target and majority languages in teaching L2 English. While translanguaging practices have gained research support (García & Wei, 2014), empirical studies of L2 English learning in situated interaction in multilingual L2 English classrooms in Scandinavia are scarce. Drawing on data from 13 video-recorded English lessons in multilingual classrooms (years 7, 8) of Swedish compulsory school, we examine situated language practices among learners in a linguistically and culturally diverse classroom, focusing on language-related problem-solving sequences. Data was transcribed and analyzed from a conversation analytic perspective (Sidnell & Stivers, 2013; Wei, 2005; Üstünel & Seedhouse, 2005). Focusing on participants’ use of available language resources in doing language-related problem-solving, we examine sequences from a vocabulary game activity in which learners have been instructed to explain English words to co-participants through reformulations and synonyms, and where co-participants compete in guessing words. We focus on learners’ collaborative, stepwise guesswork and meaning negotiation, particularly where understanding problems arise, such as orientations to two homonyms of a word. In these trajectories, learners draw on English, Swedish, and embodied action to make relevant and resolve task-related problems. Analyses reveal that in these multilingual groups, all languages are potential resources in problem-solving, but only English and Swedish are verbally displayed. However, analysis of post-negotiation accounts of the problems-at-hand reveal orientations to co-participants’ multilingual identities, and to English and Swedish proficiency identities. Also, blame for understanding problems is sometimes assigned to a learner’s ‘inner translanguaging’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eskilstuna: Mälardalens högskola , 2019. p. 45-45
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Humanities, English Education
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-84470DiVA, id: diva2:1319418
Conference
ICOP-L2 International Competences and Practices in a Second Language. Mälardalen University, Västerås, 29-31 May 2019
Projects
Flerspråkiga praktiker - en resurs i engelskundervisningen (VR-UVK 2016-03469)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, VR-UVK 2016-03469Available from: 2019-05-31 Created: 2019-05-31 Last updated: 2019-08-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Abstracts

Authority records BETA

Källkvist, Marie

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Källkvist, Marie
By organisation
Department of Languages
Specific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 9 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf