Interlanguage Request Modification
Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis | University of Nicosia
Helen Woodfield | University of Bristol
This is the first edited volume dedicated specifically to interlanguage request modification. It is a collection of empirical studies carried out by an international array of scholars which provides insights for researchers, graduate students and language teachers on patterns of interlanguage request modification in a range of research contexts and linguistic/cultural settings. The research in this volume takes the reader from a consideration of interlanguage request modification in naturally-occurring e-mail data, through to elicited data from e-DCT questionnaires on cyber-consultations, to the interactive oral discourse of requests in open role-plays. As a whole, the contributions incorporate research with learners from a range of proficiency levels and from diverse linguistic/cultural backgrounds while the chapters individually examine developmental aspects of interlanguage request modification, requests in electronic contexts, comparative learner/native speaker requests, and instructional effects on mitigation. The book will undoubtedly become an important reference for researchers and teachers not only in the field of pragmatics but also in second language acquisition, language teaching, (socio-)linguistics and discourse analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 217] 2012. ix, 318 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | pp. ix–x
Modification in interlanguage requests: IntroductionHelen Woodfield and Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis | pp. 1–8
“I think maybe I want to lend the notes from you”: Development of request modification in graduate learnersHelen Woodfield | pp. 9–50
Developmental patterns in internal modification of requests: A quantitative study on Turkish learners of EnglishElif Goy, Deniz Zeyrek and Bahar Otcu | pp. 51–86
E-mail requests to faculty: E-politeness and internal modificationJ. César Félix-Brasdefer | pp. 87–118
Interlanguage requests in institutional e-mail discourse: A study in Hong KongPing Cathy Pan | pp. 119–162
Modifying oral requests in a foreign language: The case of Greek Cypriot learners of EnglishMaria Economidou-Kogetsidis | pp. 163–202
Request modification by Australian learners of IndonesianTimothy Hassall | pp. 203–242
Examining EFL learners’ long-term instructional effects when mitigating requestsAlicia Martínez-Flor | pp. 243–274
Teachability of request act peripheral modification devices in third language learning contextsMaría-Pilar Safont Jordà and Eva Alcón-Soler | pp. 275–314
Index | pp. 315–318
“The book contributes to the field of cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics by providing insights into the understanding of patterns of interlanguage request modification in a range of linguistic/cultural and research settings. The volume is undoubtedly an important reference for researchers, teachers and graduate students, not only in the field of interlanguage pragmatics, but also in second language acquisition and teaching, and discourse analysis.”
Wei Ren, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, on Linguist List 23.4035 (2012)
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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