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ERIC Number: EJ1061513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Fostering EF/SL Learners' Meta-Pragmatic Awareness of Complaints and Their Interactive Effects
Cruz, Manuel Padilla
Language Awareness, v24 n2 p123-137 2015
This paper suggests a series of steps for teaching complaint behaviour in English. The production of complaints requires a meta-pragmatic awareness of their interactive value and functions, their different types and realisations, pragmalinguistic formulae frequently employed or the socio-pragmatic factors affecting them, among others, which many didactic materials do not address holistically. Integrating relevant findings about complaint behaviour from pragmatics and various neighbouring disciplines, these pedagogical steps combine distinct teaching approaches and include production tasks and guidelines for assessment. Moreover, these steps also comprise an account of some communicative effects of complaints from the cognitive framework of relevance theory with a view to fostering learners' meta-psychological awareness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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