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ERIC Number: ED360841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-2253
Questions in Lectures: Opportunities or Obstacles.
Lynch, Tony
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, v4 p87-95, 1993
This paper discusses how the rise in numbers of non-native English speaking students in British universities has consequences for lecturers trying to be understood by heterogeneous audiences. Although listeners may be invited to ask questions, there are linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural pressures on non-native students that can deter them from doing so. The nature of such pressures on would-be questioners is discussed, and ways teaching staff could make the asking and answering of questions less inhibiting are suggested. It is suggested that such attention could be beneficial to the accessibility of lectures to both native and non-native listeners. (Contains 41 references.) (JL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)