Schauer, Gila (2005) The development of ESL learners' pragmatic competence : a longitudinal investigation of awareness and production. In: Pragmatics and Language Learning. Second Language teaching and Curriculum Center University of Hawaii, Manoa, pp. 135-163.
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The present paper presents the results of a longitudinal study into the development of ESL learners‟ pragmatic awareness and their productive pragmatic competence. The data for the investigation of the learners‟ pragmatic awareness were elicited with Bardovi-Harlig and Dörnyei‟s (1998) seminal video-and-questionnaire instrument and semi-structured interviews, while the data for the investigation of the learners‟ productive pragmatic competence were collected with the Multimedia Elicitation Task (MET) that had been specifically designed for this study. All ESL learners were German native speakers who attended an English university for the duration of one academic year. Sixteen ESL learners provided the data for awareness part of the investigation and nine of those sixteen took part in the productive part of the study. The results indicate that two factors seem to influence learners‟ pragmatic development in the L2 context: the temporal effect of exposure to the L2 as well as individual learner variation.
|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:||18 Jan 2010 09:00|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2014 00:03|
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