Proceedings of the 2018 3rd International Conference on Humanities Science, Management and Education Technology (HSMET 2018)

A Study of the Speech Act of Apologies by Chinese EFL Learners at Different Levels of Grammatical Proficiency

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Qian Jiang
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Qian Jiang
Available Online June 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/hsmet-18.2018.109How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Communicative competence, Pragmatic competence, Grammatical competence, The speech act of apology
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report on a study examining the developmental pragmatic competence of Chinese learner of English at different levels of grammatical proficiency. Bardovi-Harlig argues that although grammatical competence may not be a sufficient condition for pragmatic development, it may be a necessary condition [10]. The study investigates the relationship between grammatical proficiency levels and the realization of apologies by Chinese learners in Chinese EFL context.The findings suggest that the students’ level of grammatical proficiency does have an influence on their performance of the speech act of apology.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 3rd International Conference on Humanities Science, Management and Education Technology (HSMET 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-537-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hsmet-18.2018.109How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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