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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Pragmatic routines and the study abroad context: an investigation into the Vietnamese international students in the United Kingdom

Pragmatic routines are fixed or semi-fixed expressions that are frequently activated in specific communicative situations. Using pragmatic routines helps learners develop fluency and integrate to the target culture quickly. The study abroad context is considered a potential environment for learners to gain exposure and opportunities to practice of these pragmatic features. This cross-sectional study examines the similarities and differences in the routine production by three groups of Vietnamese international students who are (1) preparing to enter an MA/MSc program in the UK, (2) preparing to finish an MA/MSc program in the UK, and (3) living in the UK for more than 2 years. The study uses a battery of role-play tasks conducted via Skype. To investigate the role of linguistic exposure and cultural adaptability on pragmatic production, the study employs a language contact survey, a sociocultural adaptation questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. Findings suggest that the study abroad experience cannot guarantee for the acquisition of pragmatic routines. The difference is restricted to how speakers perform each speech act. Qualitative data suggests a complex interplay between sociocultural adaptability and the frequency of interactions.

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Pragmatic routines are fixed or semi-fixed expressions that are frequently activated in specific communicative situations. Using pragmatic routines helps learners develop fluency and integrate to the target culture quickly. The study abroad context is considered a potential environment for learners to gain exposure and opportunities to practice of these pragmatic features. This cross-sectional study examines the similarities and differences in the routine production by three groups of Vietnamese international students who are (1) preparing to enter an MA/MSc program in the UK, (2) preparing to finish an MA/MSc program in the UK, and (3) living in the UK for more than 2 years. The study uses a battery of role-play tasks conducted via Skype. To investigate the role of linguistic exposure and cultural adaptability on pragmatic production, the study employs a language contact survey, a sociocultural adaptation questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. Findings suggest that the study abroad experience cannot guarantee for the acquisition of pragmatic routines. The difference is restricted to how speakers perform each speech act. Qualitative data suggests a complex interplay between sociocultural adaptability and the frequency of interactions.

Lecturer in English
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HCM International University - Vietnam National University
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Associate Professor
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Mahidol University
Ms. Rachana Thav
Student
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National University of Battambang
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