ERIC Number: EJ310194
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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The Treatment of Foreground-Background Information in the On-Line Descriptive Discourse of Second Language Learners.
Tomlin, Russell S.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v6 n2 p115-42 Spr 1984
In order to compare the foregrounding strategies of native speakers of English and advanced learners of English as a second language, 15 native speakers and 35 advanced learners produced play-by-play descriptions of the unfolding action in an animated videotape. Results show that the two groups use different strategies of foregrounding. (SED)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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