Pragmatic variation in learner perception: the role of retrospective verbal report in L2 speech act research

HP Woodfield

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Abstract

The present study examines pragmatic variation in learner perception, exploring the role of retrospective verbal report (RVR) in L2 speech act research. RVRs consist of the verbalized thought processes of participants after completion of a task and aim to provide insights into the reasoning behind learners' written or spoken behaviours during langauge production (Gass & Mackey 2000). The RVR data for the present study were elicited at the final stage of an eight-month longitudinal investigation of the speech act development of graduate learners at a UK higher education institution (Woodfield 2011). Results of the study regarding the value of RVRs and learners' metapragmatic awareness are discussed together with implications for employing such methodology in ILP research.
Translated title of the contributionPragmatic variation in learner perception: the role of retrospective verbal report in L2 speech act research
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPragmatic Variation in First and Second Language Contexts: Methodological Issues
EditorsJ Cesar Felix-Brasdefer, Dale Koike
Place of PublicationAmsterdam/Philadelphia
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages209- 237
VolumeImpact: Studies in Language and Society
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 1872
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Pragmatic Variation; perception

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