Working Paper Series

Working Paper Series

Metaphor and Pedagogy - Larysa Bobrova and James P. Lantolf, Penn State
Larysa Bobrova and James P. Lantolf, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2012

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 11
In this working paper, the potential relevance of metaphor and metaphorical competence for L2 teaching and acquisition are outlined. The authors explain the main claims of conceptual metaphor theory, discuss structural components of conceptual metaphor and contrast conceptual metaphor and linguistic metaphor as two distinct phenomena... Read more

Dynamic Assessment and the Problem of Validity in the L2 Classroom - Matthew E. Poehner, Penn State
Matthew E. Poehner, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2008

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 10
This paper begins with the premise that classroom-based assessment often carries high stakes for teachers and learners but that the important matter of validating these assessments has not been fully addressed in the literature. The author argues that the work of L.S. Vygotsky and his colleagues, through the dynamic model of... Read more

Language Proficiency or Symbolic Capability: A Dialectical Perspective - James P. Lantolf & Matthew E. Poehner, Penn State
James P. Lantolf & Matthew E. Poehner, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2007

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 9
A short position paper that argues for a dialectical perspective on language proficiency.  Traditional approaches to language proficiency within applied linguistics are based on the dualistic perspective that has been inherited from psychology (Bakhurst, 1991) and that dominates the majority of research in SLA and language education... Read more

New Media Literacies, Online Gaming, and Language Education -
Steven L. Thorne, Penn St. | Rebecca W. Black, U.Cal. Irvine
Publication Type: PDF
2007

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 8
This paper describes second and foreign language uses of Internet communication tools, web environments, and online gaming, and critically reviews existing research and emerging technologies representing diverse pedagogical conditions in two main areas: (1) interaction in ongoing Internet-mediated environments that include popular... Read more