My research primarily focuses on interaction and second language acquistion- in particular, how interaction facilitates second language learning in instructed settings, among children and among adults. This includes work on individual differences (e.g. working memory and language aptitude), the role of noticing, the place of corrective feedback, and of learner's output in language development. Most recently, I am researching the complementary nature of teacher-student and peer interaction in classrooms. Related to this is the exploration of learner engagement during classroom interaction in primary, secondary and tertiary education contexts.

PhD Supervision Interests

child second language acquisition; peer interaction; individual differences and instructed language learning; corrective feedback; learner engagement; task based interaction


Focus on oral interaction

Oliver, R. & Philp, J. 2014 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 162 p. (Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom Series)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook


Classroom interaction and learning opportunities across time and space

Batstone, R. & Philp, J. 2013 Second language interaction in diverse educational contexts. McDonough, K. & Mackey, A. (eds.). 2013: John Benjamins, p. 109-125 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Peer interaction and second language learning

Philp, J., Adams, R. & Iwashita, N. 6/11/2013 New York: Taylor & Francis.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook


Peer interaction in the foreign language classroom: what factors foster a focus on form?

Philp, J., Walter, S. & Basturkmen, H. 2010 In: Language Awareness. 19, 4, p. 261-279 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Interaction research: What can socially informed approaches offer to cognitivists (and vice versa)?

Philp, J. & Mackey, A. 2010 Sociocognitive perspectives on language use and language learning. Batstone, R. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 210-228 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)


Language acquisition in foreign language contexts and the differential benefits of interaction

Philp, J. & Tognini, R. 10/2009 In: International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Testing. 47, 3-4, p. 245-266 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Second language acquisition and the young learner: child's play?

Philp, J. (ed.), Oliver, R. (ed.) & Mackey, A. (ed.) 2008 Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 334 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook


The impact of planning time on children's task-based interactions

Philp, J., Oliver, R. & Mackey, A. 12/2006 In: System. 34, 4, p. 547-565 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Conversational interaction and second language development: recasts, responses, and red herrings?

Mackey, A. & Philp, J. 1998 In: Modern Language Journal. 82, 3, p. 338-356 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article



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