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Çiftçi, Hatime – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
From a discourse analytic approach, this study examines suggestion-response episodes in office hour interactions. The theoretical framework of relational work broadly informs the study. A total of thirty-eight office hour interactions constitute the primary data source, and the participants are 3 international instructors and their 34 Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kafes, Hüseyin – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This corpus-based exploratory study investigates the rhetorical organization of research article (RA) introductions in the field of social sciences, using an adapted version of Swales' (1990) framework of move analysis. A corpus of 75 research article introductions in English by American academic writers and in English and Turkish by Turkish…
Descriptors: Turkish, Research Reports, Contrastive Linguistics, Teaching Methods
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Öztürk, Ismet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
Since the publication of the book Genre Analysis (CUP) by Swales (1990), many studies have focused on the study of the rhetorical organisation of different sections of research articles (RAs). The organisation of RA introductions has received most of the attention. However, the focus has generally been on the structure of introductions without…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Periodicals, Computational Linguistics, Literary Genres
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Hazaea, Abduljalil Nasr; Alzubi, Ali Abbas – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Discourse-based approaches to EFL reading have shifted the students' passive role to become 'text resistant'. This paper examines the extent to which Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) enhances analytical reading practices in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading context among Preparatory Year students at Najran University. The paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis
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Tuncer, Hülya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
The objective of this study is to present what kind of refusal strategies Turkish university instructors of English use and thus aiming to contribute to the limited but growing body of research on Turkish people's refusals in English. With this goal in mind, 20 instructors in the English Language Teaching Department at a state university were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language), Speech Acts
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Watanabe, Aya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
This study explores one novice learner's development of interactional competence in English as a foreign language based on data collected over a 4-year period at an after-school English program in Japan. Using conversation analysis (CA), the study focuses on how the learner develops methods to participate in the multiparty classroom interaction in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, After School Programs
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Colon De Carvajal, Isabel; Teston-Bonnard, Sandra – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
Resolving the inability to produce a word through a gestural realization is often a compensatory strategy used with aphasic patients. However, context and interpersonal knowledge between participants are also essential factors for finding or guessing the right word or the right gesture. In the "Interactions between Aphasic people &…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Impairments, Nonverbal Communication, Interpersonal Communication
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Huq, Rizwan-ul; Amir, Alia – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
In classroom settings, students' competence is regularly evaluated through a default practice named Initiation-Response-Feedback (IRF) or Initiation-Response-Evaluation (IRE). In the feedback or evaluation turn, the teacher normally uses acknowledgement tokens (such as uhm, yeah, okay). These tokens perform an active role of maintaining…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Tokenism, Feedback (Response)
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Sterie, Anca Cristina – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
At the hospital, nurses' telephone calls to doctors mostly revolve around obtaining doctors' intervention in a medical case. To achieve this, nurses need to make the doctor's intervention relevant, by explicitly requesting it or, more indirectly, by reporting a medical problem. Two recorded telephone conversations have been selected for analysis…
Descriptors: Nurses, Physicians, Speech Communication, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Leyland, Christopher – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Recent years have seen an upsurge in interest in epistemics/knowledge in interaction (e.g., Heritage, 2012a, 2012b; Stivers, Mondada & Steensig, 2011). Insights from such research are now being used by Second Language Acquisition (SLA) researchers yielding valuable insights into teacher-student interaction (e.g., Sert, 2013) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Wang, Li-Fen – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
This paper aims to identify how Taiwanese and Mandarin (the two dominant languages in Taiwan) are used as interactional resources by Vietnamese female spouses in bilingual Taiwanese families. Three Vietnamese-Taiwanese transnational families (a total of seventeen people) participated in the research, and mealtime talks among the Vietnamese wives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Females, Language Usage
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De Costa, Peter I. – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Extending earlier research on the concept of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) (e.g., MacIntyre et al., 1998), this paper tests the WTC concept on a secondary school in Singapore where English is used as a lingua franca. In doing so, a layer of complexity is added to the WTC concept. By focusing on classroom interactions involving one immigrant…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Communication, Secondary School Students
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Siegel, Aki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
English as a lingua franca studies (ELF) from a socio-interactional perspective have illustrated the subtle actions of interlocutors that highlight their "situated identities" (Zimmerman, 1998) in talk-in-interaction. Many of these studies have focused on speakers' identities associated with ethnicity, nationality, or their first or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Official Languages