Spoken Parentheticals in Instructional Discourse in STEM and Non-STEM Disciplines

dc.contributor.author Levis, John
dc.contributor.author Slater, Tammy
dc.contributor.author Levis, John
dc.contributor.author Levis, Greta
dc.contributor.author Slater, Tammy
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2018-02-17T10:33:49.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:21:13Z
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dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Parentheticals, information that is not directly relevant to the topic being addressed, appear in all academic lectures and help listeners distinguish important from less important information. Their use is a critical skill for all teachers. Despite their importance, research on parentheticals in teaching is scarce. This chapter explores the instructional discourse of native English-speaking teaching assistants and international teaching assistants regarding the use of parentheticals, primarily in terms of the intonational and informational patterns they exhibit. Our analysis involved discourse data collected from sixteen classes, eight from chemistry (four taught by native English-speaking TAs and four taught by ITAs) and eight from English (also four taught by TAs and four by ITAs). While our study suggested that parentheticals can be used to connect the teacher and students interpersonally, and to break up the density of the lecture, we uncovered interesting differences between TAs and ITAs.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a book chapter from <em><em>Talking matters: Research on talk and communication of international teaching assistants</em></em> (2015): 3. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
dc.subject.disciplines Curriculum and Social Inquiry
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education
dc.title Spoken Parentheticals in Instructional Discourse in STEM and Non-STEM Disciplines
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