ERIC Number: ED338014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Research Methods in Interlanguage Pragmatics. Technical Report #1.
Kasper, Gabriele; Dahl, Merete
Methods of data collection are reviewed that were used in 39 studies of interlanguage pragmatics, defined narrowly as the investigation of non-native speakers' comprehension and production of speech acts, and the acquisition of second language-related speech act knowledge. Data collection instruments are distinguished according to the degree to which they constrain informants' responses, and whether they tap speech act perception/comprehension or production. A main focus of discussion is the validity of different types of data, particularly their adequacy to approximate authentic performance of linguistic action. It is concluded that there is a clear need for more authentic data, collected in the full context of the speech event, and for comparative studies of the validity of different elicitation techniques. Contains approximately 55 references. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center.