Pragmatics of Vietnamese as native and target language

    Roever, Carsten & Nguyen, Hanh thi (Eds.)

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    The volume offers a wealth of new information about the forms of several speech acts and their social distribution in Vietnamese as L1 and L2, complemented by a chapter on address forms and listener responses. As the first of its kind, the book makes a valuable contribution to the research literature on pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction in an under-researched and less commonly taught Asian language. PRAGMATICS & INTERACTION, a refereed series sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i National Foreign Language Resource Center, publishes research on topics in pragmatics and discourse as social interaction from a wide variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. P&I particularly welcomes studies on languages spoken in the Asia-Pacific region.


    Introduction: Pragmatics Research and Vietnamese
    Carsten Roever & Hạnh thị Nguyễn

    1 Requesting in Vietnamese as a Second Language
    Minh thị Thủy Nguyễn & Helen Basturkmen

    2 Apologizing in Vietnamese as a Native and a
    Target Language
    Lê Gia Anh Hồ

    3 Complaints in Vietnamese by Native and Nonnative Speakers
    Hà Thị Thanh Đỗ (Ha Do)

    4 Address Forms in Vietnamese: Learners’
    Sociolinguistic Competence
    Vân Thị Thanh Trần

    5 Inviting in Vietnamese, With Comparison to Some
    English Patterns
    Hạnh thị Nguyễn

    6 Listener Responses in Vietnamese Conversations
    Quỳnh Thị Ngọc Nguyễn