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On the Interplay between Strategic Competence and Language Competence in Lecturing through English

Findings from Italy

Ada Bier    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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The present contribution is part of a wider research project whose overall goal is to define the construct of language-teaching methodology interface in lecturing through English. This paper aims at exploring the interplay between the use of pragmatic strategies and non-standardness at the morphosyntax level in lectures conducted through English as the academic lingua franca in an Italian public university. In pursuing this aim, the main differences between findings from previous research carried out in Sweden and those obtained in the setting under investigation will be documented. Results indicate that pragmatic strategies are adopted quite often during lectures and lecturers show higher degrees of non-standard morphosyntax in their spoken production, compared to what happens in the Swedish context.

Pubblicato
07 Novembre 2020
Accettato
23 Aprile 2020
Presentato
01 Settembre 2019
Lingua
EN

Keywords: English Medium InstructionEnglish as a Lingua Franca in AcademiaNon-Standard MorphosyntaxTeaching MethodologyLecturesPragmatic Strategies

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