Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science

Speech Act Theory and Its Implications to English Teachers

Authors
Lei Chen, Qinghui Zhu, Zheqing Lei
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Lei Chen
Available Online January 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-14.2014.6How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Speech Act Theory, Sociolinguistic competence, teaching approaches, Reading competence
Abstract
Briefly describe the Speech Act Theory and explain how language teachers benefit from the insights it provides into language use. Discuss whether and how these insights might be realized in teaching materials/strategies. It attempts to examine how the knowledge of SAT helps teachers understand what learners need to know to achieve communicative competence and how it can be realized in classes. Sociolinguistic competence is an important element of communicative competence and by raising learners’ awareness of using appropriate SAS with more communicative approaches. Finally it posits that reading competence should be included in communicative competence and through SA training, advanced students will learn to grasp an accurate indication of the author’s intention, which facilitates the overall communicative confidence of learners.
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Proceedings
2014 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2014)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
January 2014
ISBN
978-90786-77-98-7
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-14.2014.6How to use a DOI?
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