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Cognitive Approaches to Communication Strategies

  1. Jeannette Littlemore

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0144

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Littlemore, J. 2012. Cognitive Approaches to Communication Strategies. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


In second language acquisition research, the study of communication strategies (CSs) has traditionally gone hand in hand with interest in communicative competence, which is broadly defined as the ability not only to know the rules of the target language, but also to know how to use the language appropriately in different contexts.


  • cognitive science;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • second language acquisition