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Park, Kyung-Ja; Nakano, Michiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Focuses on the interlanguage pragmatic strategies used by Japanese and Korean learners of English. Data was collected from a project carried out jointly by Korean and Japanese university students. Observation, analysis, and discussion of student data suggest that interspeaker understanding and sensitivity to pragmatic variables of the target…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Students, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Nakano, Michiko; Park, Kyung-Ja – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Examines some distinctive differences observed between Koreans and Japanese when presenting their papers at an international conference. The differences discussed include linguistic features as well as pragmatic features. Suggests that the most important factors in writing and giving a good presentation are to have a clear idea and to organize it…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Japanese
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Park, Kyung-Ja; Nakano, Michiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Emphasizes the importance of sociolinguistically and pragmatically appropriate materials of the target language for second-language learners. Discusses whether there is any strong agreement between Japanese and Korean learners of English regarding their perceptions of status, obligation to apology, and the appropriateness of the situation.…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, College Students, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language)