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Pragmatics Resources Series

Back to Basics:

Filling the Gaps in Pragmatics Teaching Materials

Edited by Donna Tatsuki & Donna Fujimoto



Back to Basics: Filling the Gaps in Pragmatics Teaching Material is a series of innovative articles dealing with topics that are underrepresented by teaching materials in order to fill pedagogical gaps in the teaching of pragmatics. The aim of this volume is to offer insights and teaching materials on a number of important but rarely attempted topics. The intended audience includes teachers, researchers and others interested in “how people do this with words”. 

172 pages, published June 2016

ISBN: 978-4-901352-51-2



Table of contents

Introduction to the Volume – Donna Tastuki & Donna Fujimoto

 

Pedagogical Gaps in Pragmatics Teaching Materials – Donna Tatsuki

Section 1: Natural Conversation

 

Angling For an Answer: Preference in Polar Question Design – Donald Carroll

 

Natural Responses: Breaking the Grammar Mirror – Donald Carroll 

 

The Explicit Teaching of Backchannel Behavior in Japanese EFL/ESL Learners – Pino Cutrone

 

Section 2: Implicature and Meaning

 

Hello, Intonation and Implicature: A Taste of Pragmatics for Elementary Learners – Jim Roland 

 

Classroom Activities to Understand Humour – Fergus O’Dwyer

 

Lying and Deception – John Syquia

 

Breaking the Spell: Teaching Swearing in Context and Interaction – Dennis Harmon II

 

Section 3: Speech Acts

 

Advice, Warnings, Promises, and Threats: Clearing the Murky Waters of Utterance – Ashley Peace 

 

Teach Your Students a Lesson About Threats – Joseph Siegel, James Broadbridge, & Mark Firth

 

Thanks From the Bottom of My Heart: Teaching Elaborate Thanks in Written English – Noriko Ishihara

 

English Compliments for Positive Speech Interactions – Kayo Fujimura-Wilson

Section 4: Evaluation and Assessment

 

Student Self-Assessment in L2 Pragmatic Development During a Study Abroad Program – Mayumi Fujioka