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Jangarun, Kamolphan; Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study investigated the similarities and differences in the use of discourse connectors (DCs) in argumentative essays of American undergraduate students (AMs), Thai with high-English exposure (THHs) and Thai with low-English exposure (THLs). The data of these three groups were collected from 60 essays; 20 essays were from the corpus of…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Form Classes (Languages), Statistical Analysis, Essays
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Matsuoka, Rieko; Poole, Gregory – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This paper examines the ways in which healthcare professionals interact with patients' family members, and/or colleagues. The data are from healthcare discourses at difficult times found in the manga series entitled Nurse AOI. As the first step, we selected several communication scenes for analysis in terms of politeness strategies. From these…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Health Services, Patients, Health Personnel
Hirabayashi, Haruma; Long, Christopher – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The current study analyzes discourse style differences between western and Japanese interlocutors in a group consensus-building task discussion. Four discussants (American male, Japanese male, German female and Japanese female) first created a ranking of 5 life values and then participated in a group discussion to arrive at a common group ranking.…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Discourse Modes, Discourse Analysis, Asians
Matsuoka, Rieko; Smith, Ian; Uchimura, Mari – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article examines how healthcare professionals use encouragement. Focusing on GAMBARU ["to try hard"], forty-one scenes were collected from healthcare manga. Each scene of encouragement was analyzed from three perspectives; the contextual background of the communication, the relationship with the patients and the patients' response…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Discourse Analysis, Patients, Health Personnel
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Nakai, Motohiro; Watanabe, Yoshiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Investigates expressions of gratitude in Japanese and American English, focusing on the sociocultural factors influencing the deeper level of these expressions. Data are collected through the written answers to the discourse completion test, which has ten different situations designed to elicit a variety of expressions of gratitude from the…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Influences, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Nakano, M.; Miyasaka, N.; Yamazaki, T. – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Analyzes the discourse completion data collected through Japanese English-as-a-foreign-language learners with reference to four speech functions--thanking, apology, request, and offering. Compares Japanese learners' expressions with expressions obtained by native speakers of English stored in the London-Lund corpus of Spoken English. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Databases, Discourse Analysis