Second Language Reflection

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The relationship between L2 learners’ grammatical competence and pragmatic understanding makes it clear why many researcher focused on to explore the acquisition of different sides of second language pragmatics more than three decades. In addition, the development of knowledge and telecommunications are having an important influence on all aspects of life and consequently language. One of the most significant changes that this digital innovation has brought is a changeover in how students write and communicate. Email as an important medium of language to study creates a novel area for the writing process. For this reason the researcher conducted this study to explore the effect of teaching explicit versus implicit pragmatic instruction on…show more content…
Searle (1975, as cited in Smith, 2003) identified five general classes of speech acts; representatives or assertives which are about stating a fact; directives which are about attempts that get the hearer to do something that is presented in the form of a command and/or a request; expressives which are about those acts that deal with speaker’s emotion, for example thanking and congratulating; commissives which are acts that entrust the speaker to carry out a few actions from now on and the acts which change the state of the being such as…show more content…
Data collection procedure were done by a cartoon oral production task. The result showed that conventionally indirect requests were used more by the more proficient learners; less proficient ones utilized more direct requestive strategies. Almost no situational variation was evident in the groups. The most advanced group used more supportive moves but still not as many as they used in their L1. Jalilifar (2009) in a cross-sectional investigation explored the request strategies utilized by Iranian learners of English and Australian NSs of English among 96 Persian students and 10 NSs of English. In accordance to the social factors of power and social distance request situations were selected. Data were gathered using a discourse completion test. Findings revealed that the Iranian learners with higher proficiency used more of indirect kinds of requesting while the native group demonstrated a stabilized use of this
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