First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Teaching Spoken Language: A Genre-Based Approach

Michael Rost

Temple University, Tokyo, Japan

This paper proposes a genre-based approach for the teaching of spoken language. This approach is based on an integration of social and cognitive dimensions in language learning. The specific approach is focused on identification of discourse genres, expert modeling of speech production, and development of language learner awareness of task stress and multiple levels of discourse processing. Narratives are used as an example of a genre which lends itself to the approach outlined.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rost, Michael (1990): "Teaching spoken language: a genre-based approach", In ICSLP-1990, 1157-1160.