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Script Theory
Defines & applies this communications theory (based on interaction expectations) to teaching English as a second language.
# 13325 | 2,250 words | 4 sources | 1999 | US

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" Effective communication requires a context supplied by circumstances, mutual understanding and expectation. These variables are actively studied by discourse analysts, who not only have acknowledged the importance of context in communication, but also have studied it extensively and discovered that, in many ways, conversations--exchanges between speakers--are as constrained and predictable as other aspects of language, such as phonology and syntax. Discourse analysts have developed a theory called "script theory," which takes context and speakers' expectations into account. This research will define and discuss script theory and examine its potential as a tool in the teaching of English as a second language.
Script theory involves the assumption that much of human conversation--human interaction in general--revolves around.."

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