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Communication Strategies in Mobile-Phone Interactions in Taiwan

, , Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management, Taiwan

Asian Journal of Distance Education Volume 8, Number 1 ISSN 1347-9008


The research study investigated the oral communication strategies used by fort y-eight Taiwanese students of Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management (SZMC) majoring in English. The students were allowed to have a cell phone conversation with a partner within three minutes. A list of topics was presented to each pair five minutes before the conversation started. Their conversations were video-taped and transcribed , and a frequency count of their communication strategi es was conducted. Results of the study showed that both first-year and fourth-year students used direct, interactional, and indirect types of communication strategies. The fourth-year students, however, had more commun ication strat egies and the frequency of some strategies was much higher. A significant relationship existed between the choice of communication strategi es and the year level of the students.


Cusipag, M.N. & Chen, Y.Y. Communication Strategies in Mobile-Phone Interactions in Taiwan. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 8(1), 21-36. Retrieved January 29, 2020 from .



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