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ERIC Number: ED175281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Strategies of Communication in ESL Learners.
Stovall, Margaret
The communication strategies of eight Spanish-speaking children enrolled in an elementary English as a second language (ESL) program in Austin, Texas were observed and analyzed. Strategies were found to be divisible into three categories: kinesic, paralinguistic, and linguistic. The linguistic strategies resulted in errors, but these are deemed incidental in the development of communicative ability in a second language. Errors produced during taped interviews differed in kind from those produced in a simulated classroom setting. A Cloze test administered to four additional older ESL students of varying backgrounds indicated an understanding of tensing and lexicon. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Los Angeles Second Language Research Forum (1st, Los Angeles, California, February 11-13, 1977); Appendices referred to in text were not included with original