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Teaching Pragmatics
Teaching Pragmatics explores the teaching of pragmatics through lessons and activities.

Teaching Pragmatics explores the teaching of pragmatics through lessons and activities created by teachers of English as a second and foreign language.

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Add to my library  Speakers and Task Type: Increasing Awareness of Factors Involved in Speech Act ProductionExpand

The goal of this article in Teaching Pragmatics is to increase awareness of the factors that affect the linguistic realization of speech acts in American English.

Author: Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas
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Add to my library  Listen Actively! You can Keep that Conversation Going!Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students learn to respond appropriately to maintain a conversation.

Author: Sara Gallow
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Add to my library  Softening Short RequestsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to introduce students to a range of different ways in which native speakers soften their requests and to develop their awareness of how these are used by different speakers and in different situations within the speech community.

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Add to my library  Greetings with a DifferenceExpand
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Add to my library  Are You Listening? (Backchannel Behaviors)Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to promote awareness of short responses during conversations such as uh-huh and yeah known as backchannel behaviors; to increase awareness of cultural differences in backchannel behaviors; to allow students to practice behaviors that indicate active listening.

Author: Anne Berry
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Add to my library  Using the Telephone to Teach PragmaticsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students learn to make requests, extend invitations, and offer congratulations (or other speech acts) and to learn how to open and close telephone conversations when leaving a message.

Author: Douglas A. Demo
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Add to my library  Spot the Problem!Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to discuss and raise students’ awareness of pragmatic violations (in the areas of openings, closings, and requests).

Author: Melinda Edwards
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Add to my library  Talking on a Second Channel Using Parentheticals in English DiscourseExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students learn to pronounce a range of parentheticals appropriately. Parentheticals are expressions used to direct a message, to tell a listener how the speaker feels about a message, to manage the interpretation of the main message, to exemplify something, or to show deference or express something politely.

Author: Wayne B. Dickerson
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Add to my library  The Rules of the QueueExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students learn to make requests, extend invitations, and offer congratulations (or other speech acts) and to learn how to open and close telephone conversations when leaving a message.

Author: Jane E. Hardy
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Add to my library  Appropriateness in Terms of AddressExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics focuses on increasing student awareness of troubles caused by inappropriate choice of address forms.

Author: Miyuki Takenoya
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Add to my library  Hello, I must be going!Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims for  students to become more fluent in using and understanding basic greetings and leave-takings in brief "small talk" encounters.

Author: Jennifer M. Herrin
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Add to my library  Complaining Successfully: Negotiating Redress in Service Encounters Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students learn how to make complaints during service encounters.

Author: Dudley W. Reynolds
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Add to my library  The Texas Airport Cookies: Pragmatic Variation from an Urban LegendExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to enhance awareness of pragmatic variation with respect to setting (U.S. or home country) and participant characteristics (age, cultural background, and gender) in an airport scenario.

Author: Faridah Pawan and Daniel J. Reed
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Add to my library  How Are You, Auntie Elizabeth?Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims for students to discuss pragmatic differences between their mother tongues and English, with special attention to openings and closings.

Author: Melinda Edwards
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Add to my library  Giving and Responding to ComplimentsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to raise learners' awareness of pragmatic rules and to increase input to learners and opportunities to observe native English speakers' pragmatic behavior.

Author: Noriko Ishihara
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Add to my library  Promoting Solidarity in Short InteractionsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to raise awareness of and give practice in using strategies of relexicalisation for descriptive accounts and for promoting solidarity in short interactions. A sub-goal is to provide students with interesting and natural vehicles for vocabulary development, recycling and revision.

Author: Janet M.D. Higgins
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Add to my library  How Do You Say Good-Bye?Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students gain confidence in conducting interactional conversations, with emphasis on conversational closings.

Author: Olga Griswold
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Add to my library  Teaching Refusals in an EFL SettingExpand

The goals of this lesson in Teaching Pragmatics are: raising awareness that misunderstandings can be caused by differences in performing speech acts between Japanese and Americans; making learners aware of what they know already and encouraging them to use their universal or transferable L1 pragmatic knowledge in L2 contexts; teaching the appropriate linguistic forms that are likely to be encountered in performing speech acts.

Author: Sachiko Kondo
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Add to my library  Discourse Markers Well and OhExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics focuses on using the discourse markers well and oh for smoother discourse flow.

Author: Kent Lee
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Add to my library  Telephone Conversation OpeningsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to develop awareness and understanding of the nature of telephone conversation openings from a social, interactional perspective.

Author: Jean Wong
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Add to my library  Comment-Response MingleExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students become more aware of and have practice in using appropriate formulaic responses to common situations.

Author: Lynda Yates
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Add to my library  Requesting the Main Point in the ClassroomExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students learn how to request the main point. (Students should be able to request the main point appropriately and interpret the functions of different linguistic forms correctly after this activity.)

Author: Yi Yuan
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Add to my library  Improving the Friendly Discussions of Controversial IssuesExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to introduce students to a variety of pragmatic routines and lexical phrases employed in disagreements between peers.

Author: Lewis Malamed
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Add to my library  E-mail RequestsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students develop appropriate written request strategies.

Author: Thomas Mach and Shelly Ridder
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Add to my library  In the Mood: Introducing Pragmatic Awareness at Low LevelsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics focuses on raising pragmatic awareness in students using the concept of "mood." Through simple conversational exchanges, students can practice expressing their real or assumed mood and can observe how the mood changes their own language and the language of their conversation partner.

Author: Edit H. Kontra
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Add to my library  Polite Ways of Correcting or Contradicting our Conversation's Partner's AssumptionsExpand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to raise learners' pragmatic awareness towards an important conversational function and to help them to be aware of the negative impression brought about by the non-use of actually (or other softeners of contradiction or correction). Students will learn to produce corrections or contradictions prefaced by actually.

Author: Olga Barsony
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Add to my library  What do you think? Requesting Responses from ProfessorsExpand
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Add to my library  Politeness is More than "Please"Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics allows students to learn some politeness strategies in English.

Author: Anne McLellan Howard
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Add to my library  Making Contrasts in English Expand

This lesson in Teaching Pragmatics aims to help students learn how to make contrasts using intonation.

Author: Anne Wennerstrom
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Add to my library  The Pragmatics Action MazeExpand
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