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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
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Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2009
The aim of the study is to identify and interpret the exact aspects of Greek interlanguage modification which present deviations from native usage. As such, it is an investigation of Greek ESL university students' request modification and a comparison to British English native speakers. More specifically, it concentrates on the mitigating function…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Interlanguage, Native Speakers, Pragmatics