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ERIC Number: ED591531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
A Conversation Analysis of Self-Initiated Self-Repair Structures in Advanced Iranian EFL Learners
Emrani, Fateme; Hooshmand, Mozhgan
Online Submission, International Journal of Language Studies v13 n1 p57-76 Jan 2019
This article reports the results of a study involving the Conversation Analysis (CA) of self-initiated self-repair structures in classroom conversations. The study aimed to cast light on self-initiated repairs practiced by advanced EFL learners. The data were collected in 2018. Forty proficient EFL students participated in the study. 72 hours of videotaped single-sex conversations were collected through classroom observations, and follow-up interviews were conducted, both at three different language institutes in Isfahan, Iran. The CA approach was employed as the theoretical framework for this study. The students' utterances were analyzed qualitatively. It was found that Iranian EFL learners practice 4 self-initiated self-repair structures, namely, replacing, inserting, deleting and aborting. Finally, the collected data were compared to those used by English native speakers. The results showed that the most frequent self-initiated self-repair structure employed by the participants in both cultures is replacing.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran