Lantolf, J. (ed) (2000). Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning. New York: Oxford U. Press.

This book represents a major statement of the current research being conducted on the learning of second languages from a sociocultural perspective. The book is divided into a theoretical and an empirical part. Specific topics covered include: learning and teaching languages in the zoom of proximal development; L1 mediation in the acquisition of L2 grammar; sociocultural theory as a theory of second language learning; general mediation in a second language; and constructing a self through a second language.