ERIC Number: ED202242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Gambits: Responders, Closers & Inventory. The Third of Three Modules.
Keller, Eric; Warner, Sylvia Taba
A "gambit" is any of the hundreds of brief, idiomatic rejoinders, rhetorical phrases, or comments that are essential to fluent conversation. This textbook fosters familiarity with such phrases in English by encouraging their use in the carrying out of a series of provocative class exercises, including a handwriting analysis and a "love test." Types of phrases covered include responses of agreement and disagreement, indecision and ignorance, acceptance and rejection, disbelief and consensus, sympathy and lack of sympathy, hesitation, encouragement, complimenting, and closing phrases. An index by key words is appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Discourse Analysis, Educational Games, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Pragmatics, Second Language Instruction, Speech Instruction
Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Hull, Quebec, Canada K1A 0S9 ($2.70).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Service Commission of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Language Training Branch.
Note: For an earlier version, see ED 154 613.