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Title: Processing conditions as influences on task-based foreign language performance : a longitudinal study of communication strategies
Author: Ugalde-Gonzalez, Arturo
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2006
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Abstract:
Communicative language ability requires the development of formal linguistic resources to achieve realistic language use in real contexts and in real time. Linguistic-based instruction may become: less productive and fruitful than exposure to real-world task-based instruction. This study focuses on foreign language dev~lopment over time in sixteen subjects performing task-based activities involving description, narration and problem-solving si~uations. :.a;.... Learners' do not seem to present a clear acquisition-sequencing for language forms and. language functions. The major ideas and claims that have been used as a conceptual frame for this research focus on the cognitive basis for language learning. The output practice which learners' engage in enables them to cope with the task demands which are aimed at 'integrating language knowledge with productive use. The central issue concentrates on the how the cognitive processing demands push the learner towards successful communicative achievement. The pressure exerted on learner's capacity to deal with meaning complexity, accurate performance and fluent communication is intended to focus on the divided learner's efforts to convey appropriate formulations and effective messages.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.485566  DOI: Not available
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