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LINGUIST List 19.1301

Thu Apr 17 2008

Qs: Communication Strategies

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        1.    Fariza Nor, Communication Strategies

Message 1: Communication Strategies
Date: 14-Apr-2008
From: Fariza Nor <farizamnhotmail.com>
Subject: Communication Strategies
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I'm currently working on my PhD on Communication Strategies of ESL learners
in spoken interaction. I've a question on this topic:

I used data from audio video taping, field notes (observations),
retrospective interviews (twice, which was held once after I've given the
task to my subjects & the other one after I've transcribed the transcripts
- I also watched the recording with the subjects & showed them the
transcripts during the interview), and questionnaire (given immediately to
the subjects after the task) in order to identify the types of
communication strategies in the data.

Thus, I've used 4 methods to triangulate the data. Is this enough to say
that I'm sure that the strategy identified is the STRATEGY (based on the
description in the taxonomy of communication strategies (I used Dornyei &
Zoltan's taxonomy) and the triangulation method, instead of a different

Thank you.
I'm looking forward to any suggestions that would help me clarify this point.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

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