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Worathumrong, Sakulrat; Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study compares how the native speakers of Thai (TTs) and American (AEs) as well as the Thai learners of English as a foreign language with high exposure to English (TEHs) and those with the low exposure (TELs) perform the speech acts of compliments (Cs) by taking the context of age into their consideration. The data were collected by means of…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper investigated the extent to which Iranian EFL students are aware of the appropriate use of request speech act in English speaking contexts in terms of formality, politeness and indirectness. A researcher made discourse completion test (DCT) including 16 scenarios was distributed among 130 advanced students in private English institutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Akhand, Mohd. Moniruzzaman – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper investigates the issues related to code-switching/code-mixing in an ESL context. Some preliminary data on Bangla-English code-switching/code-mixing has been analyzed in order to determine which structural pattern of code-switching/code-mixing is predominant in different social strata. This study also explores the relationship of…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage
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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Yang, Tae-Kyoung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2002
Examines how apology speech act strategies frequently used in daily life are transferred in the framework of interlanguage pragmatics and sociolinguistics and how they are influenced by sociolinguistic variations such as social status, social distance, severity of offense, and formal or private relationships. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Pragmatics, Second Language Instruction
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Sun, Jaesuk – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Focuses on promoting Korean English-as-a-Foreign-Language teachers' communicative competence, particularly their sociolinguistic ability through inservice training programs. Describes a training program that sought to strengthen and deepen teachers' awareness of sociolinguistic uses of a second language. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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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
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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; Chang, Bok-Myung; Lee, Jae-Keun; Ko, In-Sung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Discusses how English-as-a-foreign-language textbooks published according to the Korean Ministry of Education standards incorporate speech act behaviors of apology and compliments for Korean middle school learners of English and suggests what can be done to better equip students with pragmatic competence by analyzing 24 textbooks.(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Middle Schools