ERIC Number: EJ400817
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Information Type and Its Relation to Nonnative Speaker Comprehension.
Derwing, Tracey M.
Language Learning, v39 n2 p157-72 Jun 1989
A native speaker-nonnative speaker conversational adjustment in the relative proportions of information type was examined for its relation to communicative success. Analyses indicated that an increase in the proportion of background detail correlated with comprehension problems for second-language learners. (22 references) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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