Data collection and analysis in developmental L2 pragmatics research: Discourse completion test, role play, and naturalistic recording

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Abstract

This chapter compares common data collection and analysis methods used in longitudinal studies in second language pragmatics. Specifically, three data collection methods used to document speech act development are compared: discourse completion tasks (written and spoken), role plays, and naturalistic recordings. I critically discuss benefits and shortcomings of these data collection methods, in response to three questions: (1) What is the nature of speech act data collected in each method?; (2) What kind of analysis is performed on the data collected?; and (3) What conclusions are drawn as evidence for speech act development? The chapter concludes with critical reflections and directions for future investigation into pragmatic development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLanguage Learning and Language Teaching
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages7-32
Number of pages26
Volume51
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DCT
  • L2 pragmatics
  • Naturalistic recording
  • Research methods
  • Role play

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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