Teaching Oral Speech: The Case of Direct Speech in Oral Narratives: Evidence from Teaching Modern Greek Conversational Material

By Argiris Archakis and Sofia Lampropoulou.

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The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the teaching value of oral speech in contemporary communicative circumstances.

Keywords: Communicative Approach, Conversational Narratives, Direct Speech, Oral Language Teaching Proposals, Oral Speech

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp.153-162. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 921.375KB).

Argiris Archakis

Argiris Archakis is Assistant professor in linguistics in the department of philology at University of Patras. He received his PhD in linguistics from the department of philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His current research interests focus on issues on discourse analysis, textlinguistics, sociolinguistics, language teaching and literacy. His publications in these areas include articles in the Journal of Pragmatics, Pragmatics in 2000 (Selected Papers from the 7th International Pragmatics Conference), Humor: International Journal of Humor Research and Narrative Inquiry.

Sofia Lampropoulou

Sofia Lampropoulou is a PhD student at the department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK. She received an MA in Language Studies from the same department and a BA (hons) in Philology from the University of Patras, Greece. Her PhD studies are funded by the Greek State Scholarships’ foundation (IKY). Her research interests lie in the area of discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and literacy.


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