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The Nature of Conversation and Speaking Skills

Professor Dr. Salma Ainy


Abstract: This article aims at discussing issues related to spoken skills in order to make a connection between the functions of conversation and the development of speaking skills. It also relates that language is used to establish and maintain social relationships with the purpose of negotiating role-relationships, peer-solidarity, the exchange of turns in a conversation and the saving of face of both speaker and hearer. In this article, the features of conversation, factors that influence conversation, and the strategies of conversation are also discussed briefly.
Keywords: Function of conversation, structures and principles of conversation, factors influencing conversation

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