Assertive speech acts performed by teacher in EFL classes

Milal, A. Dzo'ul and Kusumajanti, Wahju (2020) Assertive speech acts performed by teacher in EFL classes. NOBEL: Journal of Literature and Language Teaching, 11 (1). pp. 83-100. ISSN 2087-0698

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One of the factors affecting language teaching and learning is the way how the communication process between teacher and learners takes place in the classroom. In a language instructional context, the teacher’s language serves several functions: transactional, interactional, regulatory, as a language model, and linguistic input. These multiple functions give rise to the performance of varied speech acts. This paper tries to reveal the variety of assertive acts and how they are performed by the teachers. After the data were collected by observation and recording and analyzed using a qualitative technique, it was revealed that the assertive speech acts are realized in terms of informing, describing, exemplifying, explaining, concluding, summarizing, commenting, responding, extending, giving feedbacks, giving clues, announcing a topic, announcing a task, and controlling/shifting a topic. The performance of those acts is always consistent with the main purpose of EFL, i.e., elevating the learners’ competence (knowledge and ability) of the target language.
Keywords: assertive speech acts; language functions; language instruction; target language competence

Item Type: Article
Milal, A. Dzo'ul
Kusumajanti, Wahju
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assertive acts; language functions; target language competence
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Karya Ilmiah > Artikel
Depositing User: Dzoul Milal
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2021 16:43
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2021 17:05

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