In this paper an attempt is made to describe the state of the art in communication strategies (CS) research and to identify some issues to be resolved through future research mainly by reviewing the papers collected in Kasper and Kellerman (eds.) (1997). Those issues include CS for solving non-lexical problems, developmental features of CS, roles of CS use in second language acquisition, classification of CS, CS use in various types of interaction, research methodology, factors in CS choice, and content/method of teaching CS.
communication strategies research
state of the art