ERIC Number: ED271004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Communicative Competence Reconsidered.
A discussion of points raised by Dell Hymes in his article "On Communicative Competence" leads to a proposal for a clearer and more comprehensive theory of communicative competence based on two models, a matrix of discourse analysis and a model of communication interaction. Pedagogical implications of the theory are considered, including the insights it has provided into the teaching-learning situation and into factors other than language alone. It is suggested that if language educators aim at developing communicative competence, all aspects of this competence must be taken into account. Some of these aspects are the culture and what it means to someone foreign to the culture, the specific situation in which the learners will operate and the aspects of general culture impinging on them, the language functions expected in those situations, the varieties of language appropriate to them, the grammar coinciding with the functions engaged in, and the kinesics and paralinguistic aspects of communication appropriate in the situation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Body Language, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, Discourse Analysis, Educational Strategies, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Communication, Language Styles, Linguistic Theory, Literature Reviews, Models, Second Language Learning, Suprasegmentals
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Linguistics Conference (3rd, Irbid, Jordan, April 1-3, 1984); see FL 015 768.