Competent Oral Discourse Analysis

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Discourse/s
Gee (1990) defined Discourse as a “socially accepted association among ways of using language, of thinking, feeling, believing, valuing, and of acting that can be used to identify oneself…of a socially meaningful group…” (Gee, 1990, p. 143, as cited in McCarthy, 2016).

Language Register

It is important that children learn what Language Register and take advantage as “Competent oral communication requires being able to use a variety of language registers and being able to choose that which best fits the situation at hand. A certain degree of social awareness is needed to determine the language register to be adopted.” (Fellowes & Oakley, 2014, p. 33).

Child need to learn how to communicate with their teacher properly, hence
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Adding to this, theorist Jean Piaget stated that through the sensorimotor stage, children develop through their play (activity) and their situated environment: “…children construct their own understandings through interaction with their environment and participation in experiences, and both the environment and heredity play a part in language development.” (Fellowes & Oakley, 2014, p. 50). A child’s language development depends upon cognitive processes, nevertheless, children need to learn what objects and actions are through play. (Fellowes & Oakley, 2014, pp. 50-51).

The next stage, pre-operational, children’s brains are thought to limit their ability to communicate “abstract concepts and to comprehend talk that is removed from the concrete here and now, although they do learn how to use different tenses.” (Fellowes & Oakley, 2014, p.

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