ERIC Number: ED148144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Le Discours Oral (Oral Discourse). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1972.
Boulanger, C.; And Others
The contrast between written language and oral language did not really begin to attract attention until second language teaching defined as its goal the acquisition of a communicative tool rather than a literary tool. This focus on communication made necessary the distinction between language used for oral communication and language used for written communication. A problem exists in isolating criteria to define oral language, and the present paper is concerned with the isolation of these criteria. Following an examination of several definitions, a new definition is proposed, and directions for future research are proposed. The new definition of oral communication is based on a distinction between language and discourse, the former referring to a system of conventional signs, and the latter referring to actual language usage. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communicative Competence (Languages), Discourse Analysis, Language Instruction, Language Research, Language Usage, Psycholinguistics, Research Needs, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Structural Analysis, Syntax, Written Language
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In French; One page of tabulated material will be difficult to read due to small type size