ERIC Number: EJ508486
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Specialist Knowledge and Interlanguage Development: A Discourse Domain Approach to Text Construction.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v17 n2 p153-83 Jun 1995
Compared the discourse of 33 college learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) on topics related to their major field of study and on general topics. Results suggest that text construction is facilitated by learners' expertise and investment in the topic of conversation. (contains 40 references) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue topic: "The Construction of Discourse by Nonnative Speakers."