Can Meaning Negotiation Work with English Language Learners in the Writing Center?

This article examines the impact of the Collaborative and Interaction Theories on second language learners in the writing centers. It also supports the notion that when English language learners meet with writing consultants to negotiate meaning when analyzing their texts, they gain proficiency in t...

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Main Author: Barquero Vargas, Ana Patricia
Format: artículo científico
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2009
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/9474
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23782
Summary: This article examines the impact of the Collaborative and Interaction Theories on second language learners in the writing centers. It also supports the notion that when English language learners meet with writing consultants to negotiate meaning when analyzing their texts, they gain proficiency in the target language. Meaning negotiation is going to be understood as the interaction that takes place between speakers when some misconstruction occurs. In addition, it provides an overview of research studies of the role of meaning negotiation in promoting opportunities for language acquisition, which imply a change in the way language learning and teaching are addressed.