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.