Ambiguity tolerance

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  • Ambiguity Tolerance In Communication

    It is thus, a concept which may influence learners’ WTC which can lead to a decrease in their oral proficiency level. Up to now, WTC has been affected by various variables which are known as individual differences by scholars and researchers (e.g., Dörnyei, 2005; Peng & Woodrow, 2010; Molberg, 2010; Baharvand, et.al, 2015) as being influential factors in communication among students in the language classrooms including fears of speaking, lack of self-esteem, language anxiety, gender, age, extroversion, introversion, empathy, risk taking, and so on. Given the importance of WTC and ambiguity tolerance as well as oral proficiency in the context of EFL, and the significance of autonomy in this regard, the present study aims at investigating the relationship between learners' WTC and their oral proficiency in the light of ambiguity tolerance and autonomy. 1.2. Statement of the Problem Considering that individuals̕ WTC is affected by a number of factors such as fears of speaking, lack of self-esteem, language anxiety, gender, age, extroversion, introversion, empathy, risk taking, and so on, McCroskey (1992) states that issues remain as to what possible impacts/ relation WTC has on/ with L2…

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  • Ambiguity Of Language Tolerance

    successful language learners have the ability of tolerance and adaptation to unknown factors and vague segments of a new language. Among learners there are several learning styles that we can point out the one of important one which is ambiguity tolerance (AT) and defined as “ the degree to which you are cognitively willing to tolerate ideas and propositions that run counter to your own belief system or structure of knowledge” (Brown, 2000: 119). As Ely (1989) mentioned, learning new language…

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  • Human Ambiguity And Failure Essay

    instead of digging deeper and understanding the real meaning. Apparently first impression is the best impression. And therefore, this ends up creating ambiguity and imperfection, which generally leads to failure. Similar to this issue, the authors of “The Corner of the Eye” and “When We Learn From Failure (and When We Don’t)”, Lewis Thomas and Gretchen Gavett, deals with the issues of human ambiguity and failures. While Thomas discusses about the central roles that ambiguity and human…

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  • Similarities Between Henry Higgins And Othello

    Morally ambiguous characters are very common. From the classic works of literature, such as Shakespeare’s Othello, to modern characters, such as Marvel superheroes, morally ambiguous characters are used by writers to make a point and to spark an idea in the minds of their audience. Two examples of these types of characters are Iago from Othello and Henry Higgins from Pygmalion. Both characters played pivotal roles in their perspective plays. Despite being static characters, both played important…

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  • Theme Of Ambiguity In Toni Morrison's Beloved

    A black and white, a left and right, and a right and a wrong. While all three of these phrases seem to make sense, including their obvious cut and dry nature, our society is so focused on one or the other that we forget about the in between. A grey, a center, and a human being. Toni Morrison explores the ambiguity of our life in her novel Beloved, letting the reader forgo their idea of evil and goodness, for a more vague and less constructed moral standing. The physical and spiritual world are…

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  • Examples Of Ambiguity In Literature

    Today, ambiguity can be seen in many pieces of well-known literature, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Ambiguous statements and phrases are meant to leave imagination to the reader. To use ambiguity in literature is not meant to confuse, but rather it is for the reader to visualize what he or she believes it to be. To use clarity in literature, on the other hand, does not necessarily leave a less important message but a less deep…

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  • Deception And Deception In Macbeth

    Throughout the play of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, things always have a twist to them. Deception, which is defined as “the act of tricking someone by telling them something that is not true”, can be seen in the play through the main characters of deception, which are Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the witches. Women characters are portrayed as manipulative and deceiving characters throughout the play. In the very first scene, it begins with the witches saying “Fair is foul, and foul is…

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  • Justice In Nwoye And Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    religion, and class. In Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, this ambiguity is explored as justice is dissected through the portrayal of conflict between Christian missionary tradition and Tribal legal action. Nwoye’s characterization mirrors this conflict as Nwoye’s personal ideals clash with his family loyalties. Ultimately, this inner struggle inner struggle between Nwoye’s father’s warlike vision and his own interpretation of justice leads Nwoye to question aspects of tribal justice and consider…

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  • Stress Is Bad For Your Well-Being Analysis

    affiliations at the collective level in repeated studies that show how victims of a disaster are much more likely to bond and work together to achieve mutual survival and recovery (Ruane & Cerulo, 2015). Moreover, the authors’ stated how “strain placed on the U.S. stratification system by the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in positive strides toward racial and ethnic quality in America” (Ruane & Cerulo, 2015), which supports how stress on society can lead to positive…

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  • Ambiguity In Literature

    There was no interaction effect observed between structural priming and regions on reading time, F1 (2, 22) = 0.63, ns, η2p = .054; F2 (2, 48) = 1.57, ns, η2p = .061. Reading times were not significantly different at the target word between relevant and irrelevant structural primes, t (24) = 1.62, ns. Reading times were not significantly different at the word immediately after the ambiguous word, t (24) = 0.34, ns. Reading times were not significantly different at the second word following the…

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