Context in communication : analysis of Bengali spoken discourse
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CitationBanerjee, S. (2010). Context in communication : analysis of Bengali spoken discourse . BRAC University Journal, Special Issue(01), 62–69.
This study intends to explore the pattern of discourse Bengali people use while conversing. The researcher hopes that analysis of spoken discourse would help develop materials to teach speaking skills to EFL (English as Foreign Language) learners. It is perceived that people use different kinds of gestures and postures in communication. Though we can not have nods, smile, pause and other ritual and system constraints in written language, they play a vital role in shaping the oral communication effective. Though some say that analysing spoken discourse might not be helpful in determining the content of a course, the researcher finds the recorded conversations really motivating in evaluating learners‟ speaking skills, developing materials, and designing tasks in English.