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Title: Coherence in the extended spoken discourse of non-native speakers of English
Author: Cribb, V. Michael
ISNI:       0000 0001 3396 5755
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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In day-to-day interactional discourse, disturbances in coherence can usually be resolved relatively quickly through collaboration and negotiation between interlocutors. When speakers are required to produce extended discourse in the form of an extended turn (i.e. short monologue), however, there is an additional requirement to package their utterances that the interlocutor can integrate them into the on-going discourse and construct a meaningful, coherent representation of the text. For non-native speakers, this additional burden means that any miscues in the construction of the utterances or in their contextualisation, can lead to disturbances in coherence and a loss of meaning.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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