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English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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This paper examines the impact of verbal and gestural recasts on L2 development. Recasts are the most commonly studied type of corrective feedback in classroom interaction research (Ellis & Sheen, 2006). It is one of the most common ways to give feedback in an instructional context. However, recasts require the double processing of semantic and syntactic information by the learner (Doughty & Varela, 1998). Therefore, students may misunderstand it as meaning negotiation, which may affect students’ noticing (Amar & Spada, 2006). Gestures, as a way to assist people to get the meaning across in interaction, are known for their easy-to-notice feature (Schegloff, 1984). This study investigates the impact of verbal and gestural recasts in isolation and in combination on second language (L2) development, specifically for an ESL context.
Han, Xiao, "Verbal and Gestural Recasts Impact on L2 Development" (2015). Culminating Projects in English. 26.