Email Pragmatics and Second Language Learners

Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria, Savic, Milica and Halenko, Nicola orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9906-6418 (2021) Email Pragmatics and Second Language Learners. Pragmatics and Beyond New Series . John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam/Philadelphia. ISBN 9789027210012

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This is the first edited collection focusing exclusively on how second language users interpret and engage with the processes of email writing. With chapters written by an international array of scholars, the present volume is dedicated to furthering the study of the growing field of L2 email pragmatics and addresses a range of interesting topics that have so far received comparatively scant attention. Utilising both elicited and naturally-occurring data, the research in this volume takes the reader from a consideration of learners’ pragmatic development as reflected in email writing, and their perceptions of the email medium, to relational practices in various email functions and in a variety of academic contexts. As a whole, the contributions incorporate research with learners from a range of proficiency levels, language and cultural backgrounds, and employ varied research designs in order to examine different email speech acts. The book provides valuable new insights into the dynamic and complex interplay between cultural, interlanguage, pedagogical, and medium-specific factors shaping L2 email discourse, and it is undoubtedly an important reference and resource for researchers, graduate students and experienced language teachers.


Section title
Section author
Second language email pragmatics: Introduction
Halenko, Nicola; Savic, Milica and Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria
Reformulation on Chinese EFL learners' email literacy: A preliminary exploration
Chen, Yuan-Shan and Liu Ching-Ting
L2 emails of complaints: Strategy use by low and high proficiency learners of English as a foreign language
Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh and Pham, Thi Thanh Thuy
Long-term instructional effects on learners' use of email request modifiers
Uso-Juan, Esther
Experts and novices: Examining academic email requests to faculty and developmental change during study abroad
Halenko, Nicola and Winder, Lisa
Phatic communion in Chinese students' gratitude emails in English: Production and perception
Ren, Wei and Liu Wenjie
The effects of first language pragmatics on second language email performance: The case of Greek students' email requests
Economidou- Kogetsidis, Maria
Email communication in English and German: A contrastive pragmatic investigation of German university students' emails sent to university staff in their native and foreign language
Schauer, Gila A
In search of the missing grade: Egalitarianism and deference in L1 and L2 students' emails to faculty members
Bella, Spyridoula
"You are the best!": Relational practices in emails in English at a Norwegian university
Savic, Milica and Dordevic, Miodrag

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