Helen Woodfield

List of John Benjamins publications for which Helen Woodfield plays a role.


Interlanguage Request Modification

Edited by Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis and Helen Woodfield

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 217] 2012. ix, 318 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Pragmatics


This study investigates developmental patterns in the requestive behaviour of Syrian learners of English as a foreign language (SEFL). Employing a written discourse completion task (WDCT), off-line production of English requests in 12 contextually varied (equal-status and unequal-status) situations… read more | Chapter
The present study examines pragmatic variation in learner perception, exploring the role of retrospective verbal report (RVR) in L2 speech act research. RVRs consist of the verbalized thought processes of participants after completion of a task and aim to provide insights into the reasoning behind… read more | Article
Woodfield, Helen 2012 “I think maybe I want to lend the notes from you”: Development of request modification in graduate learnersInterlanguage Request Modification, Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria and Helen Woodfield (eds.), pp. 9–50
This study examines the development of request modification strategies in eight graduate students from Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan in a British university. The study employed open role plays (Kasper 2008) to collect interlanguage data on three occasions over eight months. The role plays… read more | Article
Woodfield, Helen and Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis 2012 Modification in interlanguage requests: IntroductionInterlanguage Request Modification, Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria and Helen Woodfield (eds.), pp. 1–8