Introduction Part 1 Participants and learning opportunities in interaction 1 Do second language learners benefit from interacting with each other? Rebecca Adams 2 Interaction in the L2 classroom: does gender influence learning opportunities? Lauren Ross-Feldman 3 Perceptions about interactional feedback: differences between heritage language learners and non-heritage language learners. Susan M. Gass and Kim Lewis 4 Alphabetic print literacy and oral language processing in SLA Elaine Tarone and Martha Bigelow 5 Modified output of Japanese EFL learners: variable effects of interlocutor versus feedback types Masatoshi Sato and Roy Lyster 6 Riddles and puns in the ESL classroom: adults talk to learn Agustina Tocalli-Beller and Merrill Swain Part 2 Feedback, learner-internal processes, and perceptions in interaction 7 How effective are recasts? The role of attention, memory, and analytical ability Pavel Trovimovich, Ahlem Ammar, and Elizabeth Gatbonton 8 Textually enhanced recasts, learner awareness, and L2 outcomes in synchronous computer-mediated interaction Rebecca Sachs and Bo-Ram Suh 9 From CALL to face-to-face interaction: the effect of computer-delivered recasts and working memory on L2 development Nuria Sagarra 10 Recasts, learners' interpretations, and L2 development Takako Egi 11 Recasts in communicative EFL classes: do teacher intent and learner interpretation overlap? Ji-Hyun Kim and ZhaoHong Han Part 3 Interactional feedback and linguistic development 12 The effects of corrective feedback, language aptitude, and learner attitudes on the acquisition of English articles Younghee Sheen 13 Interactional feedback and the emergence of simple past activity verbs in L2 English Kim McDonough 14 The differential effects of corrective feedback on two grammatical structures Rod Ellis 15 Measuring the effects of oral corrective feedback on L2 knowledge Shawn Loewen and Toshiyo Nabei 16 Interaction-driven L2 learning: characterizing linguistic development K. Seon Jeon Epilogue 17 Interaction research in SLA: a meta-analysis and research synthesis Alison Mackey and Jaemyung Goo
This edited collection of empirical studies examines the link between interaction and second language learning.