ERIC Number: ED235692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Compensation Strategies. CLCS Occasional Paper No. 9.
Harding, E. M.
Compensation strategies, the attempts made by non-native speakers to remedy the disparity between their communication needs and the linguistic tools at their disposal, are examined. Two tactics for non-native speakers are distinguished: that of averting problems by acting on oneself, and that of averting problems by acting on one's interlocutor. The control system which makes it possible to regulate non-foreseeable problems arising from the difficulties in interacting with native speakers is explicated. Spontaneous conversation between native and non-native speakers and the pedadgogics of compensation are examined. The problems of training non-natives in the use of compensation methods, and the role of the language class as a place for teaching the methods are discussed. Compensation is viewed as an important factor in the development of communicative and linguistic competence. (RW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Learning Processes, Linguistic Competence, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication
The Secretary, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dublin Univ. Trinity Coll. (Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies.