Publication details [#66000]

Zhang, Yuan. 2019. International teaching assistants’ identity as instructors and rapport with American students. Journal of Politeness Research 15 (1) : 121–148.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This inquiry states that international teaching assistants (ITAs)' lack of certain teaching rapport norms toward American students may be induced by their opposition to the expected instructor identity and/or their mixed feelings about how committed they should be as to the expected instructor identity. The findings have pedagogical effects for ITA training, second language learning, and English for specific aims.