L’analisi della conversazione per valutare l’autenticità dei materiali audio per l’insegnamento dell’italiano L2: una proposta metodologica

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https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.12.216

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L2 ITALIAN, TEACHING, CONVERSATION ANALYSIS, SEQUENTIALITY, PREFERENCE, INTERACTIONAL COMPETENCE

Abstract

This case study, inspired by the principles of conversation analysis, examines two recorded conversations from a manual for teaching Italian as a second language. It analyzes certain salient characteristics of these conversations based on what we know about spontaneous speech from conversation analysis studies (Schegloff, 2007). The detailed analysis of the conversations highlights their problematic nature, especially with regard to the sequentiality of actions, which results in the frequent absence of coordination between conversation shifts. Other phenomena typical of spontaneous verbal interaction, such as overlaps and reparations, are often absent. In essence, these are conversations that are not suitable for instructional approaches that encourage learners to reflect on the details of spoken interaction. The article proposes an analysis model of these audio scripts that takes into consideration the close relationship between language, the sequential structure of speech, and social interaction.

Author Biography

Franco Pauletto, Stockholms universitet, Romanska och klassiska institutionen

Franco Pauletto has extensive experience as a teacher of Italian as a second language. He earned his Ph.D. in 2017 and currently holds a two-year postdoctoral researcher position at the University of Stockholm. He has studied the interactions between parents and children in Italian and Swedish families, the use of certain discourse markers, and the acquisition of Italian as a second language by Swedish-speaking learners within the theoretical and methodological framework of conversation analysis.

Published

10/31/2020

How to Cite

Pauletto, F. (2020). L’analisi della conversazione per valutare l’autenticità dei materiali audio per l’insegnamento dell’italiano L2: una proposta metodologica. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 7(2), 28–50. https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.12.216

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