ERIC Number: ED221036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Le discours oral en elaboration: Directions de recherche (Oral Discourse in Process: Research in Progress).
Carton, Francis M.
Research is in progress on oral interactive discourse, that is, discourse produced by several participants working in collaboration. The intent of the research is to investigate how the discourse is organized at several different levels of structure (acts, sequences of acts, interactive structure, propositional content, and formal realizations). Instead of regarding discourse as static, it is being described as something dynamic and is being analyzed in its ongoing syntagmatic development. The analysis is being done on argumentative discourse dealing with situations in which the participants are in disagreement, each one trying to pursue personal objectives while acknowledging the obligation to take into account the interactive constraints imposed by other participants' interventions. To do this they use shorter- or longer-term discourse strategies that give discourse its coherence. It is these strategies that the research in progress hopes to describe. From the pedagogical point of view, this type of analysis should enable those practicing the communicative approach to go beyond paradigmatic lists of expressions to be memorized and to provide learners with appropriate discursive strategies that they can use to intervene in discourse situations. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In: Melanges Pedagogiques, 1981. p49-68.