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Models of conversation and narrative: towards a pedagogical description

Kiernan, Patrick James (2008)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

This is the first of three modules concerned with narrative and identity in English language teaching in Japan. This module makes the case for developing a pedagogical model of spoken discourse, particularly spoken narrative, to aid the teaching of English in foreign language contexts such as Japan. It is proposed that this model should take account of the learners L1, in this case Japanese. Rather than teaching the model, however, it is suggested that the model would ideally be applied using a task-based approach.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Humanities
Department:Department of English
Additional Information:

Module 1 of 3 Module 2 is available at http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/171/ Module 3 is available at htt/

Keywords:narrative, English language teaching, Japanese, spoken discourse
Subjects:P Philology. Linguistics
Institution:University of Birmingham
Library Catalogue:Check for printed version of this thesis
ID Code:170
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