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ERIC Number: ED398741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 25
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Discourse Analysis and Instructional Flexibility: A Pragmatic Grammar.
Tochon, Francois V.; Dionne, Jean-Paul
A case study investigated the pragmatics of language classroom communication, using an analytical framework developed in an earlier study with 30 expert language teachers at the junior high school level. The case study subject was also an expert teacher. Analysis focused on the teacher's transformations of intention in language instruction, based on the immediate teaching situation, to classroom learning processes. In the study, the teacher was interviewed using a semi-directed standard protocol to obtain task-centered retrospective verbalizations, and also using a simulation protocol to obtain concurrent verbalizations. Following this, classroom interaction was observed. Verbalizations were analyzed for specific indicators, including task domains, connectors establishing pragmatic links, organizers, and concepts. The analysis of teacher transformations from intention to actualization is presented in narrative form, with examples of teacher verbalizations. A variety of transformation types was found. Implications for use of this methodology and the results are discussed. Contains 53 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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