The effect of first language pragmatics on second language email performance the case of Greek students’ email requests

Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Abstract

The present study is a comparative production study which investigates the effect of L1 email pragmatics on L2 email performance and examines the extent to which the L2 email production of advanced, Greek learners of English shows agreement with their L1 email production. The study identified culture-specific pragmatic norms and aspects of L1 pragmatic behaviours that learners transferred to their L2 emails. A preference for formality and direct strategies was confirmed in both data sets suggesting that the learners’ emails converge with those of NS of Greek and approximate native Greek norms. Results further pointed towards a high degree of agreement in the majority of the modifiers employed by the two groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmail Pragmatics and Second Language Learners
EditorsMaria Economidou-Kogetsidis, Milica Savic, Nicola Halenko
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages151-178
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9789027258465
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePragmatics and Beyond New Series
Volume328
ISSN (Print)0922-842X

Keywords

  • Culture
  • First language
  • Greek learners
  • L1 pragmatic behaviour
  • Requests

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The effect of first language pragmatics on second language email performance the case of Greek students’ email requests'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this