Speech Act Performance

Theoretical, empirical and methodological issues

| University Jaume I, Castelló
| University Jaume I, Castelló
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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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Section I. Theoretical groundings
Pragmatics and speech act performance
Alicia Martínez-Flor and Esther Usó-Juan
Section II. Empirical foundations
The effect of individual-level variables on speech act performance
Lisa M. Kuriscak
Data collection methods in speech act performance: DCTs, role plays, and verbal reports
J. César Félix-Brasdefer
Conversation analysis and speech act performance
Marta González-Lloret
Culture and its effect on speech act performance
Ardith J. Meier
Study abroad and its effect on speech act performance
Gila A. Schauer
Speech act performance in workplace settings
Lynda Yates
The effect of pragmatic instruction on speech act performance
Satomi Takahashi
Section III. Methodological innovations
Apologies: Raising learners’ cross-cultural awareness
Sachiko Kondo
Complaints: How to gripe and establish rapport
Diana Boxer
Compliments and responses to compliments: Learning communication in context
Noriko Ishihara
Disagreement: How to disagree agreeably
Lewis H. Malamed
Refusals: How to develop appropriate refusal strategies
Zohreh R. Eslami
Requests: A sociopragmatic approach
Esther Usó-Juan
Suggestions: How social norms affect pragmatic behaviour
Alicia Martínez-Flor
“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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BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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