An Exploration on Instructiveness of Contextual Clues in Chinese EFL Learners’ Pragmatic Comprehension of Indirect Refusal Speech

Xuan CHEN

Abstract


Pragmatic comprehension in audio-visual training has always been a big difficulty to most Chinese EFL learners. By employing a test, a questionnaire and several interviews, this essay explores the instructiveness of three contextual factors to learners of different linguistic levels from grade one to grade four, including linguistic context, linguistic knowledge and speakers’ kinesics, in order to improve Chinese EFL learners’ listening ability effectively.


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Pragmatic comprehension in audio-visual training has always been a big difficulty to most Chinese EFL learners. By employing a test, a questionnaire and several interviews, this essay explores the instructiveness of three contextual factors to learners of

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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