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Title:
Teachers and Learners Constructing Meaning for Vocabulary Items in a Foreign Language Classroom
Author:
Eva Ingerpuu-Rümmel: University of Tartu, Institute of Social Studies, Estonia
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, August 6-8, 2014, Tartu, Estonia
Issue:
110
Article no.:
006
Pages:
37-45
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-05-26
ISBN:
978-91-7519-074-7
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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This paper presents a study of how teachers and learners use two semiotic resources – verbal expression and gestures – to construct meaning for words and expressions in French and Estonian language classrooms. For the purposes of the research, university seminars where Estonian and French were taught as foreign languages were videotaped. A micro-level multimodal discourse analysis of the videos was then conducted. The results show that each semiotic resource has its specific functions in the process of constructing meaning.

Proceedings of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, August 6-8, 2014, Tartu, Estonia

Author:
Eva Ingerpuu-Rümmel
Title:
Teachers and Learners Constructing Meaning for Vocabulary Items in a Foreign Language Classroom
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Proceedings of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, August 6-8, 2014, Tartu, Estonia

Author:
Eva Ingerpuu-Rümmel
Title:
Teachers and Learners Constructing Meaning for Vocabulary Items in a Foreign Language Classroom
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