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ERIC Number: EJ1262335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Pragmatics in Teacher Talk: The Case of Pre-Primary Education
Barón, Júlia; Roquet, Helena; Evnitskaya, Natalia; Navarro, Noelia
English Language Teaching, v13 n8 p168-177 2020
This study aims to explore how the speech act of requesting is performed in Catalan (L1), English (L1) and EFL classrooms by pre-primary teachers. The study examines transcripts of 40-minute video-recorded lessons (six in Catalan/L1, six in English/FL, and three in English/L1) collected in several pre-primary schools in Catalonia, Spain. Recall interviews with the teachers were also conducted in order to examine their perceptions of their pragmatic performances in the classroom. Results show that teachers predominantly use imperatives in the three groups (Catalan L1, English L1 and EFL); however, a wider variety of requesting strategies is used in the L1 lessons. The study concludes with reflections on the pedagogical implications of the findings and calls for the need to raise teachers' awareness about the effect their language use might have on the development of learners' pragmatic competence both in the L1 and the foreign language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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