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ERIC Number: ED101535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 56
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Verbal Behavior in Foreign Language Instruction.
Prokop, Manfred
The purpose of this study was to obtain quantitative nonevaluative data about verbal behavior used by instructor and students in the foreign language classroom. Two beginner and two intermediate German classes were tape-recorded for two weeks, then coded according to patterns. Frequencies of various verbal behavior patterns were analyzed. A reduction process was applied, resulting in patterns which were the basis for further analysis. The main conclusion is that instructor and student classroom utterances can be called "verbal behavior" because they can be grouped into recurring patterns, the basic pattern being the initiate-respond-evaluate cycle. Observation categories and results of the statistical analyses are appended. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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