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Recasts and Noncorrective Repetition in the ESL Classroom

Robinson, Tia Hardy (2006) Recasts and Noncorrective Repetition in the ESL Classroom. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This paper analyzes the feedback provided by teachers in three levels of English as a Second Language classes in order to answer the question: Do teachers use different features to distinguish recasts from noncorrective repetition? Three class sessions from three different levels (low-intermediate, high-intermediate, and advanced), each with a different teacher, were video recorded and transcribed. Transcription included the general and specific features that teachers use when providing recasts and noncorrective repetition. Analysis and comparison of the features accompanying recasts and noncorrective repetition show that teachers in this study do use different features when providing recasts or noncorrective repetition. Specific features identified significantly more frequently with recasts (pointing to mouth in a certain position, leaning or moving toward student, stress, over-enunciation of one word or sound, and reduction) serve to highlight the corrective purpose of recasts. On the other hand, the features more often accompanying noncorrective repetition (written support on board or overhead, rising intonation, expansion, and praise) support different purposes such as rebroadcasting an utterance, confirming or acknowledging a student's response, or requesting more information.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Robinson, Tia Hardytnh6@pitt.eduTNH6
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMcCormick, Dawnmccormic@pitt.eduMCCORMIC
Committee MemberMenasche, Lionelesleli@pitt.eduESLELI
Committee MemberDeKeyser,
Date: 7 July 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 21 November 2005
Approval Date: 7 July 2006
Submission Date: 7 December 2005
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Linguistics
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: correction; ESL; feedback; Lyster; noncorrective repetition; recasts; second language acquisition; SLA
Other ID:, etd-12072005-163606
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:08
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:53


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