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Turn initiators in professional encounters: teacher education discourse in an Irish university setting

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Show simple item record Farr, Fiona Riordan, Elaine 2015-08-06T11:58:31Z 2015-08-06T11:58:31Z 2015
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates some of the pragmatic considerations behind the use of turn initiators within one specific Irish-English setting, that of teacher education. During the course of their studies, student teachers have reason, and are often obliged, to engage with professionals and peers as they are initiated into their new community of practice (CoP) (Lave and Wenger 1991). Under models of social constructivism (Vygotsky 1978) and progressive education, this engagement has been increasingly conducted through the mode of spoken language: face-to-face, and more recently, computer-mediated communication (CMC) (Hanson-Smith 2006). This chapter examines pragmatic turn initiators in a Teacher Education Discourse (TED) Corpus, consisting of spoken and online language data from MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) students in an Irish university context. The variables of speaker relationship, mode of communication and task orientation are explored to determine their influence on the pragmatic functions at the beginning of speaker turns. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Pragmatic Markers in Irish English, Amador-Moreno, Carolina P, McCafferty, Kevin & Vaughan, Elaine (eds);pp. 176-202
dc.rights This is under copyright and the publisher, John Benjamin Publishing, should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint this material in any form. en_US
dc.subject teacher education en_US
dc.subject corpus linguistics en_US
dc.subject pragmatic markers en_US
dc.title Turn initiators in professional encounters: teacher education discourse in an Irish university setting en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2015-08-06T11:50:43Z
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dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed

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