ERIC Number: EJ876644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Pre-Task Syntactic Priming and Focused Task Design
Boston, Jeremy S.
ELT Journal, v64 n2 p165-174 Apr 2010
Focused tasks engage learners in using language for communication and in addition have a specific predetermined linguistic focus in mind. The difficulty in designing focused tasks is that many meanings can be articulated using more than one language form, making it difficult to design tasks which induce learner use of a specific target form. This paper describes an attempt to use pre-task activities to syntactically prime learners to employ a target structure during task production.
Descriptors: Priming, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Dialogs (Language), Language Acquisition
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