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ERIC Number: EJ838586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
Perceptions of a Learner's Self-Expressive Speech by an Instructor and the Learner
Yoshida, Reiko
Foreign Language Annals, v40 n4 p622-634 Dec 2007
Learners' spontaneous speech beyond interaction patterns such as teacher's initiation-learner's response-teacher's evaluation (I-R-E/F) (Heap, 1988; Mehan, 1979; Ohta, 1999) helps lead them to negotiated interaction (Boulima, 1999), which is effective for foreign language learning. This study examines both an instructor's and a learner's perceptions of self-expressive speech in a Japanese language classroom at an Australian university. Methods of data collection and analysis included classroom observations, audio recording of the speech of the instructor and the learner in class, stimulated recall interviews, and discourse analysis. The data showed a gap between the instructor's and the learner's perceptions of the learner's self-expressive speech. The instructor's negative evaluation of the learner's self-expressive speech is related to "act" and "stance" (Ochs, 1993, p. 288), as well as social pressure (Allwright, 1996) within classrooms. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia