Publication details [#58707]

King, Brian. 2014. Tracing the emergence of a community of practice: Beyond presupposition in sociolinguistic research. Language in Society 43 (1) : 61–81.
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Cambridge University Press


This article uses Wenger's (1998:130–31) representative features, to explore the language-driven formative elements of a classroom-based community of practice (CoP). Distinguishing localised practices enhances the chance that discourse analytic findings can be helpful to educators.