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Author Yule, George, 1947-

Title Referential communication tasks / George Yule
Published Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997


Description 1 online resource (ix, 125 pages) : illustrations
Series Second language research. Monographs on research methodology
Second language acquisition research. Monographs on research methodology.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Overview; Background; Context and Role; Reference; Communication; Further Reading; 2 The Development of (L1) Referential Communication; Some Basic Findings; Some Explanations; Later Developments; Further Reading; 3 Principles and Distinctions; Principles; Distinctions; Further Reading; 4 Materials and Procedures; Materials as Designed; Identification, Naming, and Describing; Instructions and Directions; Accounts of Incidents and Stories; Opinions, Problems, and Decisions; Procedures; Further Reading
5 Analytic FrameworksCommunication Strategies; Negotiated Meaning; Communicative Outcomes; Further Reading; References; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary Referential communication is the term given to communicative acts, generally spoken, in which some kind of information is exchanged between one speaker and another. This information exchange is typically dependent on successful acts of reference, whereby entities (human and non-human) are identified (by naming or describing), are located or moved relative to other entities (by giving instructions or directions), or are followed through sequences of locations and events (by recounting an incident or a narrative). These ""activities"" are examples of events that are more typically described as "
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-116) and indexes
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Subject Language acquisition -- Research -- Methodology
Reference (Linguistics)
Language acquisition -- Research -- Methodology
Reference (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781135450663