Communication strategies of ESL learners : Problem solving or message enhancing?

Ting , Su Hie (2012) Communication strategies of ESL learners : Problem solving or message enhancing? In: Paper presented at 40th RELC International Seminar, 'New Dimensions in the Teaching of Oral Communication', SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Singapore.

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Abstract

This paper is based on a study ofthe use of communication strategies by adult second language learners of English when perfonning a discussion task. The study aims: (1) to describe the communication strategies used by L2 learners in an attempt to fmd out whether the strategies are used more for coping with breakdowns in communication or for enhancing the negotiation of shared meanings in an interaction; and (2) to detennine whether strategy use and preference vary with the L2 learners' proficiency in English. The interactional data collected for this study are analysed for types ofcommunication strategies based on approaches such as Tarone (1980) and Faerch and Kasper (1984). The analysis is validated through the participants' retrospection on their beliefs as to why they had behaved in the way they had at significant points ofthe interaction. The results ofthis study are discussed in the light of the relationship between the frequency of communicative disruption and communicative success. The findings on the role of communication strategies have implications on the accuracy-fluency emphasis in language learning

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication strategy, English for second language, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works

L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Language Studies (rebranded to FLSCS in 2015)
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 07:19
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 02:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/722

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