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Li, Citing; Gao, Xuesong – Language Awareness, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the role of metapragmatic awareness of L2 learners in Hong Kong, and the impact it has on language choices when addressing requests in English. Simulated open role-plays and retrospective interviews were used to explore the ways in which mainland Chinese undergraduates assess, plan and produce…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cheng, Dongmei – Language Awareness, 2017
Adopting retrospective verbal report, or RVR as the instrument, this study reports an analysis of the perceptions of native-English-speaking (NES) and non-native-English-speaking (NNES) students, who apologised to their instructors in coursework-related situations. Sixty NESs from different levels and disciplinary areas and 63 NNESs (Arabic and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semitic Languages, Chinese, Native Language
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Watson, Annabel Mary; Newman, Ruth Malka Charlotte – Language Awareness, 2017
This study investigated the metalinguistic reflections of 12 students, aged 14-15 years, undertaking a unit of work focused on reading and writing non-fiction. The unit embedded contextualised grammar teaching into preparation for English Language examinations. Students were interviewed twice, with prompts to discuss a sample of argument text in…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Metalinguistics, Syntax, Grammar
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Cheng, Tsui-Ping – Language Awareness, 2016
This study draws on conversation analysis to explore the pedagogical possibility of using audiovisual depictions of authentic disagreement sequences from L2 interactions as sources for an awareness-raising activity in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Video excerpts of disagreement sequences collected from two ESL classes were used…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Video Technology
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Cruz, Manuel Padilla – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper suggests a series of steps for teaching complaint behaviour in English. The production of complaints requires a meta-pragmatic awareness of their interactive value and functions, their different types and realisations, pragmalinguistic formulae frequently employed or the socio-pragmatic factors affecting them, among others, which many…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Guidelines
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Henery, Ashlie – Language Awareness, 2015
This paper examines the resulting qualitative transformation of two students' metapragmatic awareness following a semester abroad in southern France--one of whom had access to a concept-based pragmatics instruction programme (expert-mediation), while the other followed a standard semester programme. The larger study from which these cases are…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh; Do, Thi Thanh Ha; Nguyen, Anh Tuan; Pham, Thi Thanh Thuy – Language Awareness, 2015
As email requests from students to professors have become increasingly common in academic settings, research has also shown second-language (L2) students' unfamiliarity with email etiquette in L2 has adversely affected their communication with their professors. The present study examines whether giving corrective feedback on students' performance…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Pragmatics, Error Correction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Willoughby, Louisa; Starks, Donna; Taylor-Leech, Kerry – Language Awareness, 2015
Adolescence is a time in young people's lives when identities are being constructed and what their friends say is particularly important. The teenage years are a critical period in terms of attitudes to language, yet there have been relatively few studies of student metalanguage and, to our knowledge, no studies which have considered age-graded…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Metalinguistics, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – Language Awareness, 2014
This study explores L2 learners' awareness of meaning of L2 conventional expressions and the effect of form-meaning associations on the use of the expressions in L2 pragmatics. Definitions and examples were elicited through an aural Vocabulary Knowledge Scale modified for expressions. Elicited definitions were used to explore the meanings that…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, Vocabulary
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Waring, Hansun Zhang – Language Awareness, 2013
Given the cross-cultural differences underlying interactional routines such as "How are you?" or "How was your weekend?", managing such routine inquiries can be problematic for second language learners. Based on data from an adult ESL (English as a second language) class, this conversation analytic study shows how learners develop their competence…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication
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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh – Language Awareness, 2013
Previous research has shown that learners of English might experience considerable difficulty when giving constructive criticism to peers in instructional settings. Unlike native speakers, they tend to soften their criticism far less frequently while aggravating it far more often, and thus require pedagogical help in this area. The present study…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Criticism, Feedback (Response)
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McConachy, Troy – Language Awareness, 2013
As the speakership of English worldwide continues to grow, English language teachers are required to devise ways to prepare their learners for communicating successfully across cultures. As pragmatics is particularly tied up with culture, the ways in which individuals from different cultures will orient to pragmatic phenomena in their interaction…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chiang, Shiao-Yun; Mi, Han-Fu – Language Awareness, 2011
Reformulation is mostly considered as an important verbal mechanism for coping with non-native speakers' speech production problem in second language acquisition. Drawing on interlanguage pragmatics and conversation analysis, the present study examines the specific ways in which reformulation is used to achieve mutual understanding in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Speech Communication, Metalinguistics, Interlanguage
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Felix-Brasdefer, J. Cesar – Language Awareness, 2008
Descriptions of speech act realisations of native and non-native speakers abound in the cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics literature. Yet, what is lacking is an analysis of the cognitive processes involved in the production of speech acts. This study examines the cognitive processes and perceptions of learners of Spanish when refusing…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Second Language Learning, Interlanguage, Cognitive Processes
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Ishihara, Noriko – Language Awareness, 2007
Pragmatic ability has been recognised as an essential component of communicative competence (Canale & Swain, 1980; Hymes, 1972). However, it has been largely neglected in today's second/foreign language (L2) instruction and teacher education; few curricular attempts for teaching pragmatics have been made. This paper describes a web-based…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics, Internet, Speech Acts
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