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ERIC Number: EJ539346
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Don't Read Your Papers Please!
Schmitt, Norbert
ELT Journal, v51 n1 p54-56 Jan 1997
Argues that presentations in second language conferences should not be read because written discourse is too difficult for the audience to understand, whereas spoken discourse normally has a great deal of repetition to ensure that the main points are successfully transferred. Points out that read presentations are dull and inflexible, difficult to translate for the deaf, and discourage questions during the talk.( CK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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