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PRAG Sun1300-12
Sunday, 20/May/2018:
1:00pm - 1:25pm

Location: 4504

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Speech Acts Presented in Japanese EFL Textbooks

C. Kawashima

Macquarie University / Tochigi Technical High School, Japan

The current study focuses on recurring speech acts such as giving advice, giving offers, inviting and requesting presented in Japanese EFL textbooks. Although these speech acts are commonly presented with an adequate number of linguistic forms, the textbook users are unlikely to learn pragmatic use of these communicative functions. The presenter will discuss the issues with the findings of her analysis, which include 1) whether or not contextual information is provided, and 2) how in/sufficiently linguistic metalanguage is used. At the end practical suggestions as to how teacher might compensate for the insufficiencies of these materials will be added.

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