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ERIC Number: EJ994914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
Communication Strategies in the Written Medium
Xhaferi, Brikena
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v12 n2 p121-132 Sep 2012
The field of second language acquisition has distinguished between two types of strategies: learning strategies and communication strategies. Learning strategies deal with the receptive domain of intake, memory, storage, and recall. Communication strategies pertain to the employment of verbal and nonverbal mechanisms for the productive communication of information. Dornyei (1995) has developed a taxonomy of communication strategies, and he divides them into two broad categories: avoidance strategies and compensatory strategies. Although the relevance of the concept of communication strategies with written production has been well affirmed theoretically, few studies have been devoted to the empirical investigation of this concept in the written medium. As students who study English Language and Literature at South East European University (SEEU) find writing the most difficult skill to master, this study investigated the manifestation of communication strategies in the written production of those students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Macedonia