Publication details [#58890]

Cutrone, Pino. 2014. A cross-cultural examination of the backchannel behavior of Japanese and Americans: Considerations for Japanese EFL learners. Intercultural Pragmatics 11 (1) : 83–120.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This study explores listenership (comprising backchannel feedback) and its impact on intercultural communication in 30 dyadic conversations in English between Japanese and American participants. The findings, inter alia, indicate that listenership insures more attention in English as a foreign language (EFL) classes in Japan.