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Pragmatics Resources Series

Pragmatics in Language Learning, Theory, and Practice

Edited by Donna Tatsuki

The first in this series is a collection of contemporary articles that delineate the role of pragmatics in the proces of language learning, the on-going development of language/linguistic theory, and the innovations of pedagogical practice.

172 pages, published March 2005

ISBN: 4-901352-12-1

Table of contents


    Gabriele Kasper
    Donna Tatsuki

Section 1: Pragmatics in language learning and development
The Place of Pragmatics in Language Learning
     Marshall Childs
Face-work with Limited Linguistic Resources: Showing Concern for Face during Language Learning Conversations
     Eric Hauser 

Section 2: Pragmatic contributions to language theory
Acceptance and Ritual Acceptance anticipated by Prosodic Features
     Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska
Greetings in English: Naturalistic speech versus textbook speech
     Yuki Kakiuchi
A Comparison of Compliments and Compliment Responses in Television Interviews, Film and “Naturally Occurring Data”
     Donna Tatsuki
     Midori Nishizawa
Remedial Interactions in Film
     Yuriko Kite
     Donna Tatsuki

Pragmatic strategies of Japanese elderly people
     Sayoko Yamashita

Section 3: Pedagogical innovations with a pragmatic focus
Classroom pragmatics using video clips
     John Rylander
A general format for sociopragmatic awareness raising lessons
     H. P. L. Molloy
“Why no tip?” Student-nominated DCTs in the ESL Classroom
     Terry McLean
Language variation analysis
     Yuki Kakiuchi
Why shift forms when addressing the same person?: Raising awareness about the pragmatic use of the Japanese plain and desu/masu forms
     Kazutoh Ishida
The speech act of suggesting as part of peer response activities
     Mayumi Fujioka


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