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Tang, Xiaofei – Applied Language Learning, 2019
Digital technology has great potential for second language (L2) pragmatics learning as it creates communicative contexts for learners to practice L2s. However, despite the growing interest in technology enhanced learning, the efficacy of using technology on L2 pragmatics remains unknown. This paper examines the role of technology in L2 pragmatics…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning, Pragmatics
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Kitajima, Ryu – Applied Language Learning, 2018
The field of L2 pragmatics demonstrates the effect of instructional intervention on the development of L2 learners' pragmatic competence. Nevertheless, effective instruction requires knowledge of pragmatic performances of L2 learners in naturally occurring conversations, in comparison to those of the target community speakers. This study, using a…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Classroom Communication, Pragmatics
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Yang, Li; Zhu, Jia – Applied Language Learning, 2016
This study investigates the effects of instruction on learners' pragmatic competence by integrating pragmatic consciousness-raising (PCR) activities into a beginning-level Chinese language course during one academic semester. The study also examines the effect of integrating the PCR activities, i.e., before or after the instruction of a…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Consciousness Raising, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Felix-Brasdefer, J. Cesar – Applied Language Learning, 2009
This study examines the pragmatic strategies that learners utilize to negotiate a resolution when refusing a native speaker of higher status in three asymmetric situations (+Power, +Distance). Following Pomerantz's (1984) analysis of dispreferred responses, this study focuses on refusals to an invitation, a request, and a suggestion. Refusal…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Native Speakers, Pragmatics, Power Structure
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Martínez-Flor, Alicia; Usó-Juan, Esther – Applied Language Learning, 2006
To prepare learners for successful communication is nowadays one of the main goals of teaching practices of lecturers of English as a Second (ESL) or Foreign (EFL) language in the University setting. Consequently, language teaching needs to focus not only on linguistic or strategic aspects of the target language, but also on the development of the…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs
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Byon, Andrew Sangpil – Applied Language Learning, 2004
American KFL (Korean as a foreign language) students' communicative success depends to a large extent on their ability to express interpersonal meanings with target-language resources. However, information regarding how KFL students acquire, or fail to learn linguistic politeness through classroom learning is scarce. The nature of this study is…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Korean, Pragmatics
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Hinkel, Eli – Applied Language Learning, 1994
This study investigated whether 199 advanced nonnative speakers of English attending Ohio State University judged the appropriateness of speech acts of giving thanks in ways similar to those of native speakers. The results showed that speakers of Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Arabic ranked expressions of thanks differently…
Descriptors: College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
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Overstreet, Maryann; Yule, George – Applied Language Learning, 1999
Offers examples and proposals for fostering pragmatic awareness in a second language (L2) through the recognition of the interpersonal function of asset of common expressions in contemporary spoken English. Illustrates the use of these forms in marking assumptions of being similar, polite, accurate, being informative, and emphatic. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication, Metalinguistics, Oral Language
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LoCastro, Virginia – Applied Language Learning, 1997
Investigates the extent to which pedagogical intervention can facilitate the development of pragmatic competence in English. First-year Japanese students were tape recorded in group discussions at the beginning and end of a course in which attempts were made to increase their level of awareness of, and expand their ability to use, markers of…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Case Studies, College Students, English (Second Language)