Editor's Introduction

Authors

  • James P. Lantolf The Pennsylvania State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/lst.v3i1.30474

Keywords:

Language and Sociocultural Theory

Abstract

Editor's Introduction

Author Biography

James P. Lantolf, The Pennsylvania State University

James P. Lantolf is the Greer Professor in Language Acquisition in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State University. He is Director of the Center for Language Acquisition, and co-Director of CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research). He was president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (2005) and served as co-editor of Applied Linguistics (1993-1998). His research focus is on sociocultural theory and second language development, particularly in classroom setting. In addition to journal articles and book chapters, he has edited or co-edited three volumes on sociocultural theory and L2 learning: Vygotskian Approaches to Second Language Research (with G. Appel), 1994, Ablex Press; Sociocultural Theoryand Second Language Learning, 2000, Oxford University Press; Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages (with M.Poehner), 2008, Equinox Press; and has co-authored (with S. Thorne) Sociocultural Theory and The Genesis of Second Language Development, 2006. He is currently working on a new co-authored book with M. Poehner: Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative: Vygotskian Praxis in L2 Education, Routledge.

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Published

2016-04-28

How to Cite

Lantolf, J. P. (2016). Editor’s Introduction. Language and Sociocultural Theory, 3(1), 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1558/lst.v3i1.30474

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