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What Theories, Perspectives, and Approaches Are Used in Study Abroad Research?

  • Christina L. Isabelli-García
  • Casilde A. Isabelli
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Abstract

In this chapter, we present a discussion of input and output principles that are important to consider when explaining linguistic development. We limit the focus of this chapter to perspectives that have served as the foundation for many of the landmark studies. We approach our discussion by placing importance on the concept of interlanguage and the role that experience in the study abroad environment plays in triggering features that promote interlanguage development.

Keywords

Interactional competence Negotiated interaction Intercultural sensitivity Social networks Social ecosystem 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christina L. Isabelli-García
    • 1
  • Casilde A. Isabelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Gonzaga UniversitySpokaneUSA
  2. 2.University of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

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