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The communicative effectiveness of different types of communication strategy

Littlemore, Jeannette (2003) The communicative effectiveness of different types of communication strategy. System, 31 (3). pp. 331-347.

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URL of Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0346-251X(03)00046-0

Identification Number/DOI: 10.1016/S0346-251X(03)00046-0

This study examines compensation strategies (techniques for dealing with knowledge gaps between learner and interlocutor), relates them to synoptic and ectenic learning (Ehrman and Leaver, 2002, 2003), and suggests reasons for the fact that ectenic learners, who need conscious control of what they are learning, seemed to communicate meanings of words to judges better than the synoptics, who feel freer to rely on their intuition and pre-conscious processing, but also tend to use more novel and therefore less readily comprehensible figures of speech. The subjects were French learners of English.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2003 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Humanities
Department:English, Centre for English Language Studies
Subjects:PE English
P Philology. Linguistics
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Elsevier Ltd
ID Code:44
Refereed:YES
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