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Title: 
Using conversation tasks and retrospective methodology to investigate L2 pragmatics development: The case of EFL criticism and responses to criticism
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Keywords: 
Conversation elicitation task
L2 pragmatic competence
Retrrospective
Issue Date: 
2017
Citation: 
Nguyen, T. T. M. (2017). Using conversation tasks and retrospective methodology to investigate L2 pragmatics development: The case of EFL criticism and responses to criticism. Language Learning Journal, 45(3), 399-417. https://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2014.908404
Abstract: 
Data collection methods constitute a major area of concern in interlanguage pragmatics (ILP) research, since there is no easy way to collect the type of data that is relatively 'naturalistic' while at the same time allowing for researcher control. Further, current ILP research also suffers from the shortage of studies making use of self-report data to understand how L2 learners plan and execute their speech act behavior. This paper discusses the advantages of an innovative method devised for collecting naturalistic data on ‘institutional’ criticisms and responses to criticisms in the L2 in a controlled manner. The paper also addresses the potential of retrospective interviews in researching IL pragmatic knowledge and issues involved in pragmatic decision-making, especially when used alongside with the performance data. This paper is grounded on data from 4 hours of recordings of 72 peer-feedback conversations by 36 EFL learners and 8 hours of recordings of 36 retrospective interviews with these learners.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Language Learning Journal. The published version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2014.908404
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ISSN: 
0957-1736 (print)
1753-2167 (online)
Other Identifiers: 
10.1080/09571736.2014.908404
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