Sessions / Video Q and A 14
This study explores the pragmatics of aviation english (AE) used between pilots and air traffic controllers in radiotelephony communications. AE is composed of a combination of highly prescribed aviation phraseology and plain English for non-routine situations. Although politeness is often considered superfluous in AE, negotiation of face and (im)politeness emerges especially when using plain English. Based on the findings, we offer suggestions for interactional training and testing for native and nonnative English-speaking aviators.
With Taiwan officially becoming an aged society in 2018, intergenerational learning has received increasing attention. We developed and implemented an intergenerational learning program in which 20 dyads of elementary school children and their grandparents learned English alphabet and the words associated with the 26 letters of the alphabet. The target words are representative of Taiwanese culture, for example, b for bubble tea. The program holds considerable promise to foster collaboration, interaction, and exchange between generations.
This presentation reports the findings from an English online discussion forum that employs the LINE smartphone application to investigate the effect of instruction on Japanese university students’ use of nonverbal markers (emoji and punctuation) to strengthen an opinion’s implied meaning in online discussion. The findings report on participants’ nonverbal marker use, pre-instruction and post-instruction, for two levels of EFL language proficiency.