International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Development of Pragmatic Awareness of Nonnative Korean Speakers
Kim, Juhi

Pragmatic knowledge is closely intertwined with socio-contextual knowledge in the society and is also related to socio-cultural knowledge as well as grammatical knowledge. Along with the increasing interests on the relation between the development of pragmatic knowledge and grammatical knowledge in L2 acquisition, this study compares and contrasts the pragmatic knowledge and usage of a nonnative Korean speaker (NNKS) with that of a native Korean speaker (NKS). A Discourse Completion Task (DCT) was designed to elicit request strategies in various contexts ranging from formal to informal situations. The informants in this task are an American who speaks Korean as a foreign language and a Korean native speaker. A comparative analysis of the data was conducted as a case study in terms of the strategies of requests in their discourse performance for the task. This study examines the developmental difference of intercultural/cross-cultural discourse.

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