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LINGUIST List 22.2135

Thu May 19 2011

Qs: Written Discourse Completion Test

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        1.     Maryam Esmaeili , Written Discourse Completion Test

Message 1: Written Discourse Completion Test
Date: 11-May-2011
From: Maryam Esmaeili <esmaeilimaryam99yahoo.com>
Subject: Written Discourse Completion Test
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We are working on a topic regarding interlanguage pragmatics
assessment for my thesis. My research question is "whether the
Written Discourse Completion Test (WDCT) and the accompanying
multidimensional scoring system constructed and developed in my
study are valid and reliable to assess EFL learners' pragmatic
competence to produce L2 speech acts of apology, request, and

In fact, WDCT is a kind of test measuring one's pragmatic competence
and is known in the pragmatics realm. This one is prepared by myself
to see if it really measures one's pragmatic competence. For this
purpose we need English native speakers as participants. Those who
would like to participate, can find the questionnaire at an online survey.
If you are willing to cooperate, please kindly see the link:


All participants will remain anonymous and no personal information
beyond 1.) age and 2.) gender will be collected.

It won't take too much of your time, and it will provide us with priceless
information crucial for the completion of our investigation. We will be
infinitely grateful if you participate in this project by filling out this
questionnaire and sending it to us as soon as possible. Thanks in

Maryam Esmaeili
MA, Shahrekord University
Iran, Shahrekord

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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