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  1. Developing a Curriculum Designed to Overcome Intolerance: A Conceptual Approach.Michael B. Hinner - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (2):181-201.
    The paper examines the theoretical foundation of intolerance and explores potential topics for a curriculum designed to overcome intolerance. Previous research has shown that a negative self-image and low self-esteem seem to foster intolerance. Likewise, individuals with low levels of self-awareness tend to be more willing to express intolerance while paying less attention to the impression their behaviour and communication has among others. Individuals with a negative self-image and low self-esteem often resist change and tend to look for information that (...)
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  2. (In)Tolerance and (in)Civility in Public Discourse and (the Promotion of) Interculturality From Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy.Svetlana Kurteš - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (2):175-180.
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  3. Deconstructing the Linguacultural Underpinnings of Tolerance: Anglo-Slavonic Perspectives.Svetlana Kurteš, Vladimir Ozyumenko & Tatiana Larina - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (2):203-234.
    The cross-cultural study of the words defining social values are of particular importance in interdisciplinary contexts, as the knowledge of their culture-specific semantic as well as discursive characteristics contributes to a better understanding of how people think and act in a society. The paper focuses on the English lexeme tolerance and its translation equivalents in Russian and Serbian. It aims to specify linguacultural characterizations of the notion of tolerance in British, Russian and Serbian cultures. The data were taken from dictionaries, (...)
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  4. Deconstructing Impoliteness in Professional Discourse: The Social Psychology of Workplace Mobbing. A Cross-Disciplinary Contribution with Conclusions for the Intercultural Workplace.Sylke Meyerhuber - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (2):235-264.
    Workplace politeness concerns the structural, interactional and individual level. Using the example of mobbing, it is illustrated how small acts of impoliteness can lead to the destruction a person psychologically and physically. Particularly, so-called downward mobbing is an increasing problem worldwide; most of the cases are orchestrated by superiors, the people subordinates depend on the most. Data clearly illustrate the social toxin created by up to 45 seemingly small actions in five areas of work life. These actions result in health (...)
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    Impoliteness on the Political Stage: The Case of the 2019 Final Macedonian Presidential Debate.Silvana Neshkovska - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (2):285-304.
    Electoral debates are a win-lose game in which the stakes for the political contenders are extremely high. The antagonistic nature of these encounters very frequently results in impoliteness or face aggravating moves with which the debaters aim to hurt the opponent’s positive or negative face.The aim of this research is to investigate the impoliteness strategies employed by politicians during electoral debates. Garcia-Pastor’s positive-face and negative-face impoliteness strategies are taken as a starting point in the analysis at hand. The final electoral (...)
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  6. Fostering Civility and Politeness Awareness in Professional Discourse: Critical Genre Analysis of Course Books in Professional Communication.Alcina Pereira de Sousa - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (2):305-329.
    This paper aims to analyse a set of communicative events within the service encounter genre in tourism and leisure interdiscursive domains as displayed in course books on professional communication in English. These supposedly replicate interaction in real life settings. Therefore, it is relevant to uncover the ways authentic interactions can be interpreted in the pedagogical setting of workplace conversation from a discursive and pragmatic perspective. More specifically, this empirical and exploratory study discusses ways of improving rapport management skills in interpersonal (...)
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  7. Media Framing of the Macedonia Name Change Issue: The Use of Fear-Inducing Language Strategies.Zorica Trajkova - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (2):265-284.
    It is considered a huge socio-political step for a country to change its name, especially under pressure imposed by another country. In January 2019, Macedonia officially became the Republic of North Macedonia after a three-decade long dispute with its neighbouring country Greece. Macedonian citizens have long suffered the consequences of this dispute and have often expressed their dissatisfaction on the social media. However, the media played a crucial role in shaping their opinions regarding this situation.This paper attempts to present how (...)
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    Developing Pragmatic Competence in English Academic Discussions: An EAP Classroom Investigation.Marcella Caprario - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):123-152.
    This qualitative classroom study investigated the development of pragmatic competence in academic discussions through content analysis of student reflective writing. The aims of the study were: to understand the greatest challenges that students faced during the learning process, the causes of those challenges, and the most successful strategies that students employed to overcome the challenges. In addition, the analysis investigated other significant themes in the reflective writing that related to the students’ experiences in developing their pragmatic competence in discussions. Five (...)
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  9. Assessing Pragmatic Aspects of L2 Communication: Why, How and What For.Erik Castello & Sara Gesuato - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):1-13.
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    Issues in the Assessment of L2 Pragmatics.Andrew D. Cohen - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):15-31.
    This paper highlights areas of concern in the assessment of pragmatics, with the intent of stimulating fresh thinking about the assessment of pragmatics both for research purposes and as a part of classroom instruction. It starts by considering what aspects of ability in pragmatics to assess, and then contrasts the trade-off between the feasibility of obtaining data and the ultimate importance of the data. Next, the conspicuous lack of assessment of ability in L2 pragmatics in language classes is noted. Then (...)
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    Rater Variation in Pragmatic Assessment: The Impact of the Linguistic Background on Peer-Assessment and Self-Assessment.Ali Derakhshan, Zohreh R. Eslami & Sunni L. Sonnenburg-Winkler - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):67-85.
    The present study investigates variability among raters from different linguistic backgrounds, who evaluated the pragmatic performance of English language learners with varying native languages by using both self- and peer-assessments. To this end, written discourse completion task samples of requesting speech acts from 10 participants were collected. Thereafter, the participants were asked to assess their peers’ WDCTs before assessing their own samples using the same rating scale. The raters were further asked to provide an explanation for their rating decisions. Findings (...)
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    Assessing the L2 Pragmatic Awareness of Non-Native EFL Teacher Candidates: Is Spotting a Problem Enough?Karen Glaser - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):33-65.
    The assessment of pragmatic skills in a foreign or second language is usually investigated with regard to language learners, but rarely with regard to non-native language instructors, who are simultaneously teachers and learners of the L2. With regard to English as the target language, this is a true research gap, as nonnative English-speaking teachers constitute the majority of English teachers world-wide. Addressing this research gap, this paper presents a modified replication of Bardovi-Harlig and Dörnyei’s renowned study on grammatical vs. pragmatic (...)
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    Assessing Pragmatic Competence in Oral Proficiency Interviews at the C1 Level with the New CEFR Descriptors.Cristina Heras-Ramírez & Bárbara Eizaga-Rebollar - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):87-121.
    The study of pragmatic competence has gained increasing importance within second language assessment over the last three decades. However, its study in L2 language testing is still scarce. The aim of this paper is to research the extent to which pragmatic competence as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages has been accommodated in the task descriptions and rating scales of two of the most popular Oral Proficiency Interviews at a C1 level: Cambridge’s Certificate in Advanced English (...)
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    Evaluating the Appropriacy of Ritual Frame Indicating Expressions (RFIEs): A Case Study of Learners of Chinese and English.Dániel Z. Kádár & Juliane House - 2020 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 16 (1):153-173.
    This paper investigates the evaluation of ritual frame indicating expressions in two groups of L2 learners: British English learners of Chinese and Mainland Chinese learners of English. RFIEs are expressions by means of which speakers confirm their awareness of rights and obligations in a particular standard situation. Previous research in applied linguistics has largely ignored the production and evaluation of such forms, despite the fact that they are pragmatically-loaded and, as such, are very important for the development of the pragmatic (...)
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