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    Rater Variation in Pragmatic Assessment: The Impact of the Linguistic Background on Peer-Assessment and Self-Assessment.Ali Derakhshan, Zohreh R. Eslami & Sunni L. Sonnenburg-Winkler - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):67-85.
    The present study investigates variability among raters from different linguistic backgrounds, who evaluated the pragmatic performance of English language learners with varying native languages by using both self- and peer-assessments. To this end, written discourse completion task samples of requesting speech acts from 10 participants were collected. Thereafter, the participants were asked to assess their peers’ WDCTs before assessing their own samples using the same rating scale. The raters were further asked to provide an explanation for their rating decisions. Findings (...)
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    Online Communication and Students’ Pragmatic Choices in English.Zohreh R. Eslami - 2013 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 9 (1):71-92.
    This study examined the opening and closing sequences of requestive e–mails written by 66 native English speaking students and 34 Iranian students sent to a faculty member in an American university. Three hundred requestive e–mails from NES students and NNES students sent to a professor were collected over six semesters and were analyzed for the cultural and social variation that exists in e–mail communication. Students’ choices of opening and closing strategies were examined with respect to different interpersonal styles of politeness. (...)
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    Noriko Ishihara and Andrew D. Cohen, Teaching and Learning Pragmatics: Where Language and Culture Meet.Zohreh R. Eslami - 2013 - Pragmatics and Society 4 (3):388-392.
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    The Role of Learner Subjectivity and Korean English Language Learners’ Pragmatic Choices.Lynn M. Burlbaw, Katherine L. Wright, Heekyoung Kim & Zohreh R. Eslami - 2014 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 10 (1):117-146.
    The main goal of this study was to identify factors motivating pragmatic transfer in advanced learners of English. Based on a cross-cultural comparison of requesting behavior between Koreans and Americans, this study determined the impact of individual subjective motives on pragmatic language choice. Two different groups of subjects participated in this study: 30 Korean participants and 30 American college students. Data were collected by using a Discourse Completion Task. Korean participants provided the data for Korean and English versions of DCT. (...)
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