Speech Act Performance

Theoretical, empirical and methodological issues

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Speech acts are an important and integral part of day-to-day life in all languages. In language acquisition, the need to teach speech acts in a target language has been demonstrated in studies conducted in the field of interlanguage pragmatics which indicate that the performance of speech acts may differ considerably from culture to culture, thus creating communication difficulties in cross-cultural encounters. Considering these concerns, the aim of this volume is two-fold: to deal with those theoretical approaches that inform the process of learning speech acts in particular contextual and cultural settings; and, secondly, to present a variety of methodological proposals, grounded on research-based ideas, for the teaching of the major speech acts in second/foreign language classrooms. This volume is a valuable theoretical and practical resource not only for researchers, teachers and students interested in speech act learning/teaching but also for textbook writers wishing to have an informed opinion on the pedagogical implications derived from research on speech act performance.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 26]  2010.  xiv, 277 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
List of contributors
xi–xii
Preface
xiii–xiv
Section I. Theoretical groundings
Pragmatics and speech act performance
Alicia Martínez-Flor and Esther Usó-Juan
3–20
Section II. Empirical foundations
The effect of individual-level variables on speech act performance
Lisa M. Kuriscak
23–40
Data collection methods in speech act performance: DCTs, role plays, and verbal reports
J. César Félix-Brasdefer
41–56
Conversation analysis and speech act performance
Marta González-Lloret
57–74
Culture and its effect on speech act performance
Ardith J. Meier
75–90
Study abroad and its effect on speech act performance
Gila A. Schauer
91–108
Speech act performance in workplace settings
Lynda Yates
109–126
The effect of pragmatic instruction on speech act performance
Satomi Takahashi
127–142
Section III. Methodological innovations
Apologies: Raising learners’ cross-cultural awareness
Sachiko Kondo
145–162
Complaints: How to gripe and establish rapport
Diana Boxer
163–178
Compliments and responses to compliments: Learning communication in context
Noriko Ishihara
179–198
Disagreement: How to disagree agreeably
Lewis H. Malamed
199–216
Refusals: How to develop appropriate refusal strategies
Zohreh R. Eslami
217–236
Requests: A sociopragmatic approach
Esther Usó-Juan
237–256
Suggestions: How social norms affect pragmatic behaviour
Alicia Martínez-Flor
257–274
Index
275–277
“This volume could be used as intended for educators of second and foreign languages, and it would be very valuable in graduate courses, as it bridges SLA and practical applications of the theory in the classroom.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009051897