ERIC Number: EJ392289
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Communicative Competence, Pragmatic Functions, and Accommodation.
Stalker, James C.
Applied Linguistics, v10 n2 p182-93 Jun 1989
Current research supports the notion that language users make both unconscious and conscious choices when accommodating their language for public use, incorporating regional and social distinctions as well as notions of correctness and acceptability. Such decisions occur at the level of communicative competence and become part of the communicative competence rule system. (39 references) (CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at a joint seminar of the British and American Associations for Applied Linguistics (Coventry, England, July 8-10, 1988).