1. Investigating Non-Native English Speaking Graduate Students’ Pragmatic Development in Requestive Emails

Shuan Wei-Hong Ko; Zohreh R. Eslami; Lynn M. Burlbaw

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 1-15

Abstract
  The present study investigated learners’ interlanguage pragmatic development through analysis of 99 requestive emails addressed to a faculty member over a period of up to two years. Most previous studies mainly investigated how non-native English speaking students’ (NNESs) pragmalinguistic ...  Read More

2. 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