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Lenchuk, Iryna; Ahmed, Amer – SAGE Open, 2019
The study focuses on the strategies English as a foreign language (EFL) learners choose to take on in requests without evaluating them against the norm of a native speaker, as the concept of native speaker is ideologically problematic in the time of super-diversity. The study uses cultural scripts proposed in the field of cross-cultural pragmatics…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma; Al-Aghbari, Khalsa – SAGE Open, 2016
The main objective of this study was to investigate the refusal speech act among Omani EFL college students. It examined how they refused in various situations and whether their responses were appropriate in terms of culture and accurate in terms of language. Forty-one English as foreign language (EFL) learners completed a Discourse Completion…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Semitic Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma; Denman, Christopher; Al-Siyabi, Jamila; Al-Maamari, Faisal – SAGE Open, 2015
Researchers have long been interested in the characteristics associated with "good" teaching. However, most relevant studies have been conducted in Western contexts. As cultural background has a strong influence on the way good teaching is perceived, it was considered important to explore this issue in the Arab Gulf. The current study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers