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Tenor of discourse

The second part of the context of situation is the tenor of discourse. Tenor refers to: who is taking part, to the nature of the participants, their statuses and roles: what kinds of role relationship obtain among the participants, including … Continue reading

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Activity: tenor, language choice and procedures

Here is an slightly different take on teaching the genre of procedures. The lesson was on giving ‘how-to’ instructions, for example ‘how to buy a ticket at train station’ or ‘how to make cup noodles’. Usually I would just teach … Continue reading

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Context of Situation

The Context of Situation is the “environment in which meanings are being exchanged”ยน and is comprised of three elements: Field of Discourse: “refers to what is happening, to the nature of the social interaction that is taking place: what is … Continue reading

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