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Title: Communicative competence: myth or reality when learning english as a foreign language
Authors: Burbano Garneff, María Dolores
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor: Villavicencio Quinde, Manuel Gonzalo
Keywords: Tesis De Maestria En Lengua Inglesa Y Lingüistica Aplicada
Communicative Competence
Style And Register
Adjacency Pairs
Issue Date: 2011
metadata.dc.ucuenca.paginacion: 215 páginas
Series/Report no.: TM4;524
metadata.dc.type: masterThesis
Since the arrival of the Communicative Approach in the nineteen sixties, the term communicative competence which calls for grammatical, cultural, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, discourse and strategic competences emerged from different fields becoming a goal to be achieved in EFL contexts and settings. A questioning with regard to the type of socio-pragmatic input ELT materials offer as well as teachers and students knowledge and awareness of this issue was the beginning of this study concentrating on backchannels and style and register in adjacency pairs displayed in activities of Our World Through English 4. The results drawn were not encouraging in the sense that teachers, students and the textbook have a strong grammatical orientation neglecting factors that convey socio-pragmatic meaning in the target language. In this case, the term communicative competence is only a well used phrase in our country, and it would be more realistic to aim for communicative ability.
Magíster en Lengua Inglesa y Lingüística Aplicada
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