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Title: Teaching pragmatic awareness of request strategies
Authors: Green, Nicola H.
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Language::English
Issue Date: 2001
Abstract: This study looks at the pragmatic awareness of request strategies in English by Japanese native speakers and measures the rise in pragmatic awareness as a result of a series of specific teaching sessions. The subjects were 17 Japanese junior high school students at a Japanese school in Singapore. They were divided into three groups depending on their experience of residency, that is length of time spent residing in a target language environment. The subjects were given a Discourse Completion Task in two parts: part one included open-ended request and apology situations; part two contained multiple-choice request and apology acceptability judgements. The subjects were then given a series of six lessons aimed at raising their pragmatic awareness of request strategies.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
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