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 3Full text not available from this repository.
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|
|Deposited By:||Dr Gila A. Schauer|
|Deposited On:||15 Dec 2009 11:47|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 21:41|
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