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COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS

Dr K Thomas Baby.

Abstract
This paper attempts to construct a Paradigmatic Framework of Communication [PFC] for the
occupational and travel needs of common people who are required to use English as Foreign or Second Language.
This study can be considered as the continuation of another research by this author. The previous study explored
how to teach effective communication strategies to EFL/ESL [English as a Foreign/Second Language] learners in
academic institutions. The aim of that study was to find out why L2 speakers usually employ formal written
structure in their communication and why do they face difficulties in bringing out variations in meaning by
modifying the intonation patterns of the same utterance. That research was aimed at enhancing the communicative
and pragmatic competence of EFL/ESL learners in specific academic settings. The focus of the present study is
on developing a simple and practical EFL communication framework for occupational and travel needs of
general public who possess only basic knowledge of English Language. The paradigmatic framework of
communication [PFC] is built on the theoretical foundations of Transformational Generative Grammar [TGG].
All the essential communicative functions can be achieved in this framework [PFC] by learning primarily the
meanings of the required content words of English vocabulary by an EFL/ESL speaker.

Key words: EFL/ESL speakers, Paradigmatic Framework, Transformational Generative Grammar,Communicative function.


 
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Dr K Thomas Baby,. COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5388-5395. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627


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Dr K Thomas Baby,. COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5388-5395. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627



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Dr K Thomas Baby,. COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 5388-5395. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627



Harvard Style

Dr K Thomas Baby, (2020) COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS. JCR, 7 (19), 5388-5395. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627



Turabian Style

Dr K Thomas Baby,. 2020. COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5388-5395. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627



Chicago Style

Dr K Thomas Baby,. "COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 5388-5395. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr K Thomas Baby,. "COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 5388-5395. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627



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Dr K Thomas Baby, (2020) COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF CONTENT WORDS: A PARADIGMATIC FRAMEWORK FOR EFL/ESL SPEAKERS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5388-5395. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.627