An Empirical Study on the Correlation Between Teachers’ Question Types of College English Class and IRF Conversation Structure
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- referential questions; demonstrative questions; single IRF; multi-step IRF
IRF is the basic unit of class conversation, which is usually initiated by teachers asking questions in class. This paper examines the relationship between the types of questions initiated by teachers, i.e., demonstrative questions and reference questions, and the conversational structure of IRF. UAM Corpustool3 was used to manually mark the data of the final contest of “The 10th SFLEP Foreign Language Teaching Contest” in 2019, calculate the number of ternary and non-ternary structures, and single IRF or multi-step IRF in ternary structures in the initiating conversation of teachers’ demonstrative questions and reference questions. Pearson correlation analysis was conducted to find that there is no correlation between demonstrative problems and single IRF or multi-step IRF, and the generation of single IRF and multi-step IRF is related to whether the teacher can guide to generate new dialogues in the conversation, which shows obvious individual differences; there is 100% correlation between referential problem and the multi-step IRF conversation structure.
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TY - CONF AU - Dongmei Xue PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/12 TI - An Empirical Study on the Correlation Between Teachers’ Question Types of College English Class and IRF Conversation Structure BT - Proceedings of the 2022 2nd International Conference on Education, Information Management and Service Science (EIMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 358 EP - 366 SN - 2589-4900 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-94-6463-024-4_38 DO - 10.2991/978-94-6463-024-4_38 ID - Xue2022 ER -