Conceptual socialization in EFL contexts: a case study on Turkish EFL learners’ request speech acts realization

buir.contributor.authorŞanal, Merve
buir.contributor.authorOrtaçtepe, Deniz
dc.citation.epage399en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.citation.spage376en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber15en_US
dc.contributor.authorŞanal, Merveen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrtaçtepe, Denizen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T13:25:24Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T13:25:24Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.departmentM.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Languageen_US
dc.description.abstractConceptual socialization refers to the process second/foreign language learners go through to transform their conceptual system so as “to fit the functional needs of the new language and culture” (Kecskes, 2002, p. 157). Therefore, the present study examined Turkish EFL learners’ conceptual socialization by analyzing the similarities and differences between native speakers of English and Turkish learners of English in their request speech acts realization. The data were collected from Turkish learners of English (focal group) and native speakers of English (baseline group) through role-plays and a written discourse completion task on requests both in Turkish and English. Participants’ responses were rated in terms of the level of formality, politeness, directness and appropriateness. The results indicated that although the Turkish EFL learners were higher level learners, they could not produce the required level of politeness, formality and appropriateness in their speech acts as much as the native speakers did. This study reveals that in EFL contexts, where there is lack of authentic social interaction and engagement with a community of practice, language learners’ conceptual socialization process is bound to their experiences of classroom instruction and L1 socialization.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.17263/jlls.547766en_US
dc.identifier.issn1305-578X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/53058
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSelçuk Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.17263/jlls.547766en_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Language and Linguistic Studiesen_US
dc.subjectConceptual socializationen_US
dc.subjectEnglish as a foreign languageen_US
dc.subjectPragmatic competenceen_US
dc.subjectRequest speech actsen_US
dc.subjectSociolinguisticsen_US
dc.titleConceptual socialization in EFL contexts: a case study on Turkish EFL learners’ request speech acts realizationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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