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ERIC Number: ED148144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: 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