Embodied activities and communicative strategies: a case study in French formal and classroom conversation

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dc.contributor Picone, Michael
dc.contributor Nelson, Robert
dc.contributor.advisor Drewelow, Isabelle
dc.contributor.author Tanous, Chelsea
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:37:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:37:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002099
dc.identifier.other Tanous_alatus_0004M_11941
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2484
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project is to add to the growing research on the impact of embodied activities and communicative strategies in conversational second language settings. Studies performed by Atkinson, Nishino, Churchill, and Okada (2007), Goodwin (2000, 2003, 2007), Gregersen (2005), and others have highlighted the importance of embodied activities such as gaze, gesture, participation frameworks, and affect and their impact on communication in and outside of language learning. Using a sociocognitive approach (Atkinson, 2002, 2011), this study examines the ways in which participation in a simulated L2 community affects students' communicative strategies in the target language, taking into account the social and environmental factors involved in second language acquisition as well as cognitive ones. The results show variation between the communicative strategies used in informal and classroom conversation in the target language.
dc.format.extent 80 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Language
dc.subject.other Linguistics
dc.subject.other Foreign language instruction
dc.title Embodied activities and communicative strategies: a case study in French formal and classroom conversation
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Modern Languages and Classics
etdms.degree.discipline French
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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