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ERIC Number: EJ1069360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1041-679X
Error Correction as a Cultural Phenomenon
McGarry, Richard
Applied Language Learning, v14 p63-82 2004
This study examines the pedagogical and pragmatic motives behind error correction both in classroom contexts and in everyday conversation among native Spanish-speaking English teachers in Costa Rica. Survey and interview data are analyzed and discussed in terms of participants' attitudes toward correction of errors in L1 and L2 in various contexts. I argue that error correction is not only a matter of pedagogy, but rather, at its heart, is a by-product of the cultural notion of "beneficio," an act of benefit on the part of one interlocutor toward another.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica
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