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Title: Information transmission of English majors in Jordan
Authors: Rababah, Ghaleb Ahmed
Keywords: English Transmission
Information Transmission
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University, Arts: 18 (2); 45-64
Abstract: This article reports an empirical research into the relationship between L2 learners' target language proficiency/task type and their ability to transmit comprehensible messages to their listeners. In order to test the assumption that even low-level English learners can transmit comprehensible messages despite their limited linguistic resources by using communication strategies, a sample of 30 Arab English majors at Yarmouk University in Jordan were asked to perform 3 communicative tasks: picture story telling, object-identification and role-play. The performance of the subjects was audio-recorded, transcribed and analyzed. The results indicate that the transmission of comprehensible messages varies according to the learner's proficiency level and the task type. These findings lend further support to the hypothesis that even low-level English proficiency learners can communicate and pass comprehensible messages to their interlocutors by resorting to communication strategies (CSs) despite the linguistic errors they may commit.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2022
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