Competent non-native users of English? Requestive behavior of Norwegian EFL teachers

Anna Krulatz


This paper reports the results of a study of English requests produced by Norwegian EFL teachers. The data were collected using a discourse completion task consisting of four scenarios eliciting high and low imposition requests. Head acts of requests and internal and external modifications were analyzed. The findings reveal a complex requestive behavior and sensitivity to the social context of the interaction and suggest that the teachers in the study have developed advanced pragmatic competence.



non-native requests, pragmatic competence, speech acts, Norwegian, English

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