1. Politeness Principle and Ilorin Greetings in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kaseem Olaniyi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 58-67

Abstract
  This essay examines greetings as one of the elements of politeness in a Nigerian community and how it influences the cultural characteristics of the people. To analyze, this essay makes use of speech act theory and politeness principle and also considers the pragmatic context in analyzing different types ...  Read More

2. 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

3. Police Interpreting: A View from the Australian Context

Muhammad Y Gamal

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Translation, Society & Culture) , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 77-88

Abstract
  In the global village of today, more people have been moving and migrating than ever before creating a need for better communication. Thus community interpreting rose as a specialization serving the needs of members of the community who are unable to communicate with the system. Within this broad field ...  Read More

4. Backward Pragmatic Transfer: The Case of Refusals in Persian

Mansoor Tavakoli; Salva Shirinbakhsh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 1-24

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to examine Cook’s (2003) ‘multiple competence’ by investigating backward pragmatic transfer (from L2 [English] to L1 [Persian]) in refusals to invitations. It explored participants’ frequency and content of refusal strategies in L1 regarding the status ...  Read More

5. Learning Pragmatics through Computer-Mediated Communication in Taiwan

Zohreh Eslami; Chia Ning Liu

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 52-73

Abstract
  This study investigated the effectiveness of explicit pragmatic instruction on the acquisition of requests by college-level English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners in Taiwan. The goal was to determine first whether the use of explicit pragmatic instruction had a positive effect on EFL learners’ ...  Read More