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Multimodal Participation and Engagement: Social interaction in the Classroom

Christine M. Jacknick


Traditionally, teachers and researchers have looked for student participation in moments when teachers provide interactional space for it – this book takes a more holistic approach, examining how learners are participating (or not) throughout classroom interaction. It looks beyond turn-taking to consider participation as a multimodal phenomenon, including actions such as posture and gaze. It also expands the scope of classroom conversation analysis in three ways: 1) by focusing on student actions 2) by incorporating multimodal analysis, and 3) by examining both language learning contexts and n ... More

Keywords: classroom interaction, multimodality, conversation analysis, participation, engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474455183
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455183.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine M. Jacknick, author
Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York