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Woodfield, Helen; Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2010
This paper examines the status-unequal requests of 89 advanced mixed-L1 learners and 87 British English native speakers elicited by a written discourse completion task. Significant differences were observed in all three dimensions analysed: internal and external modification, and perspective. The data demonstrate learners' overuse of zero marking…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Native Speakers, Pragmatics, College Students