Synchronous CMC and Pragmatic Development : Effects of Oral and Written Chat

  title={Synchronous CMC and Pragmatic Development : Effects of Oral and Written Chat},
  author={Julie M. Sykes},
This study systematically examines the strength of the connection between synchronous CMC and pragmatic instruction by measuring the effects of three types of synchronous group discussion (written chat [WC], oral chat [OC], and traditional face-to-face [FF] discussion) on the acquisition of the speech act (refusals of an invitation) in the target language. Zhao (2003) notes that CMC research is limited in terms of investigating the effects these types of discussions have on other features of… CONTINUE READING
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