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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291884
Title:
Dialogue journals: Students' risk taking on content and form
Author:
Iventosch, Mieko Shimizu, 1956-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research, based on Halliday's functional concepts, examined students language use in a communicative event, dialogue journals, in a Japanese as a foreign language setting. Holistic evaluation and precise analysis of Japanese particles were used to study the relationship between students' attempts to express content, their attempts to use linguistic forms, and the success of those attempts. The main finding is that increasing attempts, both qualitatively and quantitatively, on content and form, enhanced meaning-making ability in Japanese; however, overly high risk-taking on content at first inhibited success, leading to writer's block. More accomplished students were able to adjust their content to their linguistic ability at first, but to increase their risk-taking on both factors over time. Precise analysis further revealed students' hypotheses making in using Japanese particles. The findings suggest that both teachers' linguistic and strategic guidance in their responses and their attention to content are crucial.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.; English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; English
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Roen, Duane

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDialogue journals: Students' risk taking on content and formen_US
dc.creatorIventosch, Mieko Shimizu, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorIventosch, Mieko Shimizu, 1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research, based on Halliday's functional concepts, examined students language use in a communicative event, dialogue journals, in a Japanese as a foreign language setting. Holistic evaluation and precise analysis of Japanese particles were used to study the relationship between students' attempts to express content, their attempts to use linguistic forms, and the success of those attempts. The main finding is that increasing attempts, both qualitatively and quantitatively, on content and form, enhanced meaning-making ability in Japanese; however, overly high risk-taking on content at first inhibited success, leading to writer's block. More accomplished students were able to adjust their content to their linguistic ability at first, but to increase their risk-taking on both factors over time. Precise analysis further revealed students' hypotheses making in using Japanese particles. The findings suggest that both teachers' linguistic and strategic guidance in their responses and their attention to content are crucial.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.en_US
dc.subjectEnglish language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRoen, Duaneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335053en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22475212en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17437428en_US
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