Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34168

Still Needed:

$40832

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Academic Paper


Title: The Naturalized Role-play: An innovative methodology in cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics research
Paper URL: http://www.nus.edu.sg/celc/publications/Vol52Giao.pdf
Author: Giao Quynh Tran
Email: click here to access email
Institution: University of Melbourne
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: Research methodologies provoke much debate in cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics research. They have different advantages and disadvantages, though the goal of many methodologies remains the controlled elicitation of data that is comparable to real-life production. In this paper an innovative methodology of data collection is proposed—the Naturalized Role-play (hereafter NRP). This methodology is capable of realizing the desirable but virtually impossible aim of eliciting spontaneous data in controlled settings. The paper also presents two empirical studies which validate the effectiveness of this methodology in cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics. Compliment response data collected by means of the NRP is compared with data from other major methods, which include questionnaires, closed role-plays, open role-plays and natural data recording. NRP data is also
compared with real-life data from field recordings in different languages. Results show that NRP data resembles real-life data. Moreover, the NRP yields more natural
and accurate pragmatic data than existing methods of data elicitation. It is also more practical and efficient than natural data recording in cross-cultural and interlanguage
pragmatics research.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Reflections on English Language Teaching, 5(2): 1-24
URL: http://www.nus.edu.sg/celc/publications/Vol52Giao.pdf


Back
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page