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The Relationship between Skill and Language : A theoretical clarification for interview studies
Despite the significance of interview studies, methodological awareness is not necessarily shared in the field of English Language Education in Japan. Previous studies have only provided general methodology of interview studies, failing to pay special attention to the language in the interview and the skill which the language is supposed to explicate. The language of the skills (maxim) does not present a full account of the skill, nor is the skill fully translated into words. In this paper, we introduce the epistemology by a philosophical scientist (M. Polanyi) and two theoretical practitioners (H. Mitsuoka and Y. Kona) to explain a partial, yet important, contribution of language for skill acquisition. Following this theoretical argument, three practical suggestions are offered for interview studies.
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