James P. Lantolf
Professor James P. Lantolf earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA in 1974. He is currently George and Jane Greer Professor Emeritus of Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics, Director of the Center for Language Acquisition, and Co-director of Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research at this University. His research focuses on sociocultural theory and second language learning and teaching, cultural-historical psychology. He has published prolifically： Lantolf, J. P., & Poehner, M. E. (2014). Sociocultural theory and the pedagogical imperative in L2 education. Vygotskian praxis and the theory/practice divide. New York: Routledge; Lantolf, J. P., & Poehner, M. E. (Eds.). (2008); Sociocultural theory and the teaching of second languages. London: Equinox; Lantolf, J. P., & Thorne, S. L. (2006); Sociocultural theory and the genesis of second language development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.; Lantolf, J. P., & Poehner, M. E. (2011); Dynamic assessment in the classroom: Vygotskian praxis for L2 development. Language Teaching Research, 15, 11-33; and Ableeva, R., & Lantolf, J. P. (2011); Mediated dialogue and the microgenesis of second language listening comprehension. Assessment in Education, 18, 133-149; and Poehner, M. E., & Lantolf, J. P. (2010). Vygotsky’s teaching-assessment dialectic and L2 education: The case for dynamic assessment. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 17, 312-330.