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Pragmatics of Japanese as native and target language
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This technical report includes three contributions to the study of the pragmatics of Japanese: A bibliography on speech act performance, discourse management, and other pragmatic and sociolinguistic features of Japanese; A study on introspective methods in examining Japanese learners' performance of refusals; and A longitudinal investigation of the acquisition of the particle ne by non-native speakers of Japanese.

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Research methods in interlanguage pragmatics
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This technical report reviews the methods of data collection employed in 39 studies of interlanguage pragmatics, defined narrowly as the investigation of nonnative speakers' comprehension and production of speech acts, and the acquisition of L2-related speech act knowledge. Data collection instruments are distinguished according to the degree to which they constrain informants' responses, and whether they tap speech act perception/comprehension or production. A main focus of discussion is the validity of different types of data, in particular their adequacy to approximate authentic performance of linguistic action.

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Second language development in writing: Measures of fluency, accuracy, and complexity
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In this book, the authors analyze and compare the ways that fluency, accuracy, grammatical complexity, and lexical complexity have been measured in studies of language development in second language writing. More than 100 developmental measures are examined, with detailed comparisons of the results across the studies that have used each measure. The authors discuss the theoretical foundations for each type of developmental measure, and they consider the relationship between developmental measures and various types of proficiency measures. They also examine criteria for determining which developmental measures are the most successful, and they suggest which measures are the most promising for continuing work on language development.

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