Conversation Analysis as Discourse Approaches to Teaching EFL Speaking

Qi SHEN, Tian XIA

Abstract


Conversation has been of primary interest to language researchers; since natural, unplanned, everyday conversation is the most commonly occurring and universal language “genre”, in that conversation is a speech activity in which all which all members of a community routinely participate Among approaches to discourse analysis in speaking, conversation analysis is one of the practical devices in teaching spoken English in EFL classroom. This paper tries to look at the theoretical basis for conversational analysis and explore the feasibility of applying a discourse approach to speaking in teaching a group of learners. Key words: Conversation Analysis; Discourse Approach; EFL; Spoken English Resumé: La conversation a été d'un intérêt primordial pour les chercheurs de langue, parce qu'une conversation naturelle, non planifiée et quotidienne est le genre de langue le plus fréquent et universel. La conversation est une activité de discours dans lequelle tous les membres d'une communauté participent régulièrement. Parmi les approches d'analyse du discours dans l'oral, l'analyse de conversation est l'un des dispositifs pratiques dans l'enseignement de l'anglais en oral pour les étudiants qui apprennent l'anglais comme une langue étrangère. Cet article tente d'examiner les fondements théoriques de l'analyse de conversation et d'explorer la possibilité d'appliquer une approche discursive à l'oral dans l'enseignement d'un groupe d'apprenants.Mots-clés: analyse de conversation; approche discursive; anglais en tant qu'une langue étrangère; anglais parlé

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.ccc.1923670020100604.017

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