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ERIC Number: EJ647270
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
The Performance of Speech Acts in Workplace Conversations and the Teaching of Communicative Functions.
Koester, Almut Josepha
System, v30 n2 p167-84 Jun 2002
Argues for a discourse approach to teaching communicative functions or speech acts in spoken English. Analyzes the performance of speech acts in a corpus of workplace conversations. Analyses show that speech acts are not usually performed directly and that it is necessary to look beyond the individual utterance to see how particular communicative acts unfold within a conversational sequence.(Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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