1. An Exploratory Study on the Use of 'I Love You' in the American Context

Yong Lang; Lian Wang; Caihong Xie; Wencui Chen

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 28-46

Abstract
  This study explores the use of the English locution I love you in the American context. The data were collected through a focus discussion group and a survey questionnaire. 120 college undergraduate students from a large public American university participated in the study with 28 attending the focus ...  Read More

2. The Effects of Planned Instruction on Iranian L2 Learners' Interlanguage Pragmatic Development

Azizullah Mirzaee; Maryam Esmaeili

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 89-100

Abstract
  L2 research has shown that instruction in L2 pragmatics is necessary. The current study evaluated the impact of explicit instruction on EFL learner's awareness and production of three speech acts of request, apology, and complaint. It also probed whether learners’ language proficiency plays any ...  Read More