Article published in:Contrastive Pragmatics
Edited by Karin Aijmer
[Languages in Contrast 9:1] 2009
► pp. 98–123
Interruption in advanced learner French
Issues of pragmatic discrimination
This exploratory study focuses on interruption as a feature of conversational management in multi-participant talk in advanced L2 French, based on a comparison with L1 French and English. It has two overall objectives: to consider pragmatic adaptations in L2 French from the point of view of interactional pressures, and to assess cross-cultural differences in the management of talk from the standpoint of learners. It is thus at the interface between interlanguage and cross-cultural pragmatics research. The analysis highlights tensions between pragmatic and processing demands in the learner data, resulting in limited pragmatic discrimination, differential adaptations to native French practices and possible stereotyping.
Keywords: interruption, cross-cultural variations, learner language, pragmatic adaptations, English/French
Published online: 24 March 2009
Cited by 1 other publications
Ji, Mengmeng & Huiping Zhang
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