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TESTING THE PRINCIPLE OF PARSIMONY IN TASK-ORIENTED DIALOGUES PERFORMED BY IRAQI EFL LEARNERS

Vol. 8, Jul-Dec 2019 | Page: 1-17

Jaafar Hachim Malih
General Directorate of Education , Iraq, Thi-Qar

Hayder Kubashi
Department of English, College of Education, University of Thi-Qar, Iraq, Thi-Qar

Hayder Katea
Department of English, College of Education, University of Thi-Qar, Iraq, Thi-Qar.

Received: 18-05-2019, Accepted: 22-06-2019, Published Online: 08-07-2019


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Abstract

This study investigates the efficiency of the principle of Parsimony in task-oriented dialogues performed by Iraqi EFL learners . It is concerned with how speakers behave while engaging in a task-oriented dialogues . Speakers have a multitude of decisions to make when producing an utterance . The effort involved in achieving a goaled task in a dialogue can be measured and the strategies used by speakers to achieve the task successfully can be varied . This study examines the outcomes of Shadbolt`s ( 1984 ) principle of parsimony depending on the work of Davies ( 1997 ) on native speakers of English. The method adopted a subset of HCRC Map Task Corpus ( Anderson et al , 1991a ) and the data are statistically tested

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