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Study abroad and its effect on speech act performance.

Schauer, Gila A. (2010) Study abroad and its effect on speech act performance. In: Speech act performance. Language Learning & Language Teaching (26). John Benjamins, Philadelphia/Amsterdam, pp. 91-108. ISBN 978 90 272 1989 3

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Abstract

Although the effect of the study abroad environment on foreign language learners’ speech act performance had been underexplored for many years, a number of studies have been published in the last decade that help to shed light on the impact of study abroad sojourns on language learners’ pragmatic competence. In this chapter, I will review and discuss investigations examining the effect of study abroad on language learners in a variety of study abroad contexts (e.g. Canada, United States of America, Latin America, France, Germany, Great Britain) and involving a variety of native and target language combinations (e.g. Chinese – English, English – French, English – German, English – Spanish, German – English, German – French, Japanese- English). The speech acts investigated are: advice, apologies, leave-taking, offers, refusals, requests and suggestions.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 31014
Deposited By: Dr Gila A. Schauer
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2009 11:47
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:41
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31014

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