Interlanguage request modification [electronic resource] / edited by Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis, Helen Woodfield.

Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012.
1 online resource (328 p.)
Pragmatics & beyond ; v. 217.
Pragmatics & beyond new series ; v. 217

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This is the first edited volume dedicated specifically to interlanguage request modification. It is a collection of empirical studies carried out by an international array of scholars which provides insights for researchers, graduate students and language teachers on patterns of interlanguage request modification in a range of research contexts and linguistic/cultural settings. The research in this volume takes the reader from a consideration of interlanguage request modification in naturally-occurring e-mail data, through to elicited data from e-DCT questionnaires on cyber-consultations, to t
Interlanguage Request Modification; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Modification in interlanguage requests; References; I think maybe I want to lend the notes from you"; 1. Introduction; 2. Modification in interlanguage request development; 2.1 The nature of requests; 2.2 Development of request modification in young learners; 2.3 Development of request modification in adult learners; 2.4 Development of request modification in study abroad contexts; 3. Method; 3.1 Participants; 3.2 Instrument and procedures; 3.3 Data analysis
4. Results and discussion4.1 Internal modification; 4.1.1 Group analysis; 4.1.2 Individual development; 4.2 External modification; 4.2.1 Group analysis; 4.2.2 Individual development; 4.2.3 Comparison of modification according to contextual variables; Internal modification; External modification; 4.3 Formulaic devices, ellipsis, lexical non-target forms; 4.4 Lexical non-target forms; 5. Summary and conclusion; References; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Developmental patterns in internal modification in requests; 1. Introduction
2. Background: Research on L2 requests with a focus on modification2.1 Two early studies on requests; 2.2 Cross-sectional developmental studies on requests: An overview; 2.3 Longitudinal studies: An overview; 2.4 Recent studies dealing with interlanguage request modification patterns in relation to social variables and discourse situations; 3. Methodology; 3.1 Participants; 3.2 Instrumentation and procedures; 3.3 Data analysis; 4. Results and discussion; 4.1 Overall syntactic downgrader use; 4.2 Syntactic downgrader use in each situation
4.3 An evaluation of the learners' syntactic downgraders in terms of situational variation4.4 Overall lexical and phrasal downgrader use; 4.5 Lexical and phrasal downgrader use in situations; 4.6 An evaluation of the learners' lexical and phrasal downgraders in terms of situational variation; 5. Conclusions; 5.1 Limitations of the study; 5.2 Employment of syntactic downgraders; 5.3 Lexical and phrasal downgrader use; References; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; E-mail requests to faculty; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous research on e-mail discourse
2.1 E-mail discourse as a hybrid medium of communication2.2 E-politeness and appropriateness in L2 e-mail requests; 2.3 Previous research on e-mail requests in student-faculty interaction; 2.3.1 Purposes and topics in e-mail requests; 2.3.2 Level of imposition and degree of directness in e-mail requests; 2.3.3 Internal modification in e-mail requests; 3. Method; 3.1 Data, participants, and procedures; 3.2 Data analysis; 4. Results; 4.1 Low and high imposition e-mail requests; 4.2 Internal modifications of e-mail requests; 5. Discussion; 5.1 Low and high imposition e-mail requests
5.2 Internal modification of e-mail requests
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria.
Woodfield, Helen.