LINGUIST List 12.729

Fri Mar 16 2001

Qs: L2 Pragmatics Crossover, "Motherese" Corpora

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  1. Jax Dalton, Politeness and Spanish/English crosscultural communication
  2. Christian Schmeer, "Motherese" Corpora

Message 1: Politeness and Spanish/English crosscultural communication

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 18:40:10
From: Jax Dalton <jaxdaltonhotmail.com>
Subject: Politeness and Spanish/English crosscultural communication

I'm undertaking research into politeness issues (in particular, requests, 
apologies and refusals) with a focus on Spanish learners of English. The 
study examines the proficiency with which advanced level English learners 
are able to identify when and exactly how it is appropriate to perform such 
speech acts, the problems that might result from transfer from their L1, and 
any other factors causing difficulties. Any suggestions, or information 
relating to previous
research would be very helpful. Thanks. Jacqueline

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Message 2: "Motherese" Corpora

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:09:39 +0100
From: Christian Schmeer <yo.schmeert-online.de>
Subject: "Motherese" Corpora

hi, i'm currently writing a research paper on motherese (first language
acquisition) , but i can't seem to find any databases where i can download
speech samples of mothers talking to their kids. can anyone help?
i'd be very happy if someone could help me with my problem...

thx, chris
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