Silence in the Second Language Classroom

  • Jim King

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About this book


Why are second language learners in Japan's universities so silent? This book investigates the perplexing but intriguing phenomenon of classroom silence and draws on ideas from psychology, sociolinguistics and anthropology to offer a unique insight into the reasons why some learners are either unable or unwilling to speak in a foreign language.


Silence Language learning interdisciplinary language classroom second language sociolinguistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jim King
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45357-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-30148-2
  • About this book