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Rating Interlanguage Pragmatics Tasks

Date Submitted: 05-Aug-2011
From: Ali Derakhshesh
Subject: Rating Interlanguage Pragmatics Tasks
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Institution/Organization: Allemeh Tabataba'i University

Notice: To whom it may concern,

I'm an MA student of TEFL at Allemeh Tabataba'i University. I'm working on my dissertation titled: "Pragmatics in Foreign Language Teaching: An Investigation into the Efficacy of Output on EFL Learners' Production and Awareness of Expressions of Gratitude." In my experiment I have used a Written Discourse Completion Task (WDCT) in both pre-test and post-test. Now, I need to have them rated by two native speakers. I was wondering if you could help me out with the rating procedure.

Ali Derakhshesh