The Language of Entry-Level Job Interviews

dc.contributor.author Arago, Marybeth en_US
dc.contributor.department University of Hawaii at Manoa. Department of English as a Second Language. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-19T00:52:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-19T00:52:20Z
dc.date.issued 1985 en_US
dc.description.abstract The need for data-based studies of language use extends throughout the field of ESP. Such studies are needed to assess learners' needs with any degree of accuracy. In response to this need for data-based studies of language use, a study was undertaken to gather information on entry-level job interview for the design of Vocational ESL materials. Eight entry-level interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed. Two NS interviewers at different job sites participated in the study; each interviewer interviewed two NSs and two NNSs. The transcribed interviews were analyzed to identify discourse features such as topics, lexical items and certain syntactic structures, as well as to determine the frequencies of these features. The structure of entry-level job interviews was determined, based on both the entry-level interview data and a surveryof related literature. A literature survey also provided information on the conventions that have been established for interaction in job interviews. Finally, the communicative behhaviors of the applicats were examined in light of this information, in order to ascertain the particular needs of the target group.The need for data-based studies of language use extends throughout the field of ESP. Such studies are needed to assess learners' needs with any degree of accuracy. In response to this need for data-based studies of language use, a study was undertaken to gather information on entry-level job interview for the design of Vocational ESL materials. Eight entry-level interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed. Two NS interviewers at different job sites participated in the study; each interviewer interviewed two NSs and two NNSs. The transcribed interviews were analyzed to identify discourse features such as topics, lexical items and certain syntactic structures, as well as to determine the frequencies of these features. The structure of entry-level job interviews was determined, based on both the entry-level interview data and a surveryof related literature. A literature survey also provided information on the conventions that have been established for interaction in job interviews. Finally, the communicative behhaviors of the applicats were examined in light of this information, in order to ascertain the particular needs of the target group. en_US
dc.format.digitalorigin reformatted digital en_US
dc.format.extent 165 pages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/37661
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject interviews jobs en_US
dc.subject discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject esl en_US
dc.subject indochinese refugees en_US
dc.subject vocational esl en_US
dc.subject lexical en_US
dc.subject syntactic structures en_US
dc.subject.fast Employment interviewing en_US
dc.subject.fast Indochinese en_US
dc.subject.fast Frames (Linguistics) en_US
dc.title The Language of Entry-Level Job Interviews en_US
dc.type Occasional Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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