Publication details [#65762]

Ren, Wei. 2019. Pragmatic development of Chinese during study abroad: A cross-sectional study of learner requests. Journal of Pragmatics 146 : 137–149.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Amsterdam: Elsevier


This paper explores the impact of longer study abroad (SA) periods on learners' L2 Chinese requests. Learners fostered conventionally indirect requests more as the SA lenght expanded. Compared to external modifiers, internal modifiers posed bigger problems. The impact of SA period on learners' pragmatic growth is an intricate issue.