Publication details [#58365]

Park, Mi Yung. 2014. A study of the Korean sentence-ender -(u)psita: Implementing activity transitions in the KFL classroom. Journal of Pragmatics 68 : 25–39.
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Language as a subject
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This study discusses how Korean as a foreign language (KFL) teachers initiate activity transitions in American KFL university classrooms by altering their speech style to the -(u)psita form. Teacher-controlled, smooth, efficient transitions significantly add to teaching and learning as they help students correctly observe instructions and prepare them to be implicated in the ensuing activity.