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ERIC Number: ED235692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
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)
The Secretary, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dublin Univ. Trinity Coll. (Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies.