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dc.contributor.authorHarison Mohd Sidek-
dc.contributor.authorHazleena Baharun-
dc.contributor.authorTun Nur Afizah Zainal Ariff-
dc.contributor.authorMohd Muzhafar Idrus-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics of an instructional discourse within the realm of the socio-cultural theory. A pre-school teacher and a group of pre-school children participated in the study. Real time non-participant observation, field notes and post-observation of the videotaped of the selected conversation were the methods of data collection for the study. The data were analyzed qualitatively using the coding derived the literature review. The data were categorized in three characteristic themes: the interdependence between social and individual processes, co-construction of knowledge and the use of meaningful and purposeful language. The findings show that the selected instructional conversation reflects the characteristics of discourse within the realm of the socio-cultural theory. The implications of the study are discussed within the context of second language teaching.en_US
dc.publisherUniversiti Sains Islam malaysiaen_US
dc.subjectSocio-cultural theoryen_US
dc.subjectInstructional discourseen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the characteristics of a socio-cultural instructional discourseen_US
Appears in Collections:2015 International Conference on Language Education Conference (ILEC’15) Proceeding

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