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Title: Modification in phatic endphases : a study of cross-linguistic and interlanguage aspects
Author: Van de Poel, Christel Maria Frans
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1991
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This thesis examines the occurrence and nature of modificational elements in phatic endphases. Phatic talk is an instance of interpersonal communication, it mainly has an ice-breaking function and is confined to the marginal phases of fact-to-face interaction. The collected speech material is contrastive in different respects. English production data are compared with interlanguage English and German data are compared with interlanguage German data. Phatic endphases are opposed to endphases which are more referential in nature. This approach makes it possible to draw up a cross-linguistic as well as an interlanguage phatic frame for different interpersonal configurations. A distinction is made between two types of encounter: interactions in which there is no social distance, i.e. between friends, and interactions with social distance, i.e. between, for instance, a shopkeeper and a client. An analysis of the data at all these levels reveals linguistic and socio-pragmatic deviations from a native speaker-like frame, which are explained at a cognitive level in terms of the learners' declarative and procedural knowledge. The learner data arising from the Discourse-Completion Task are supplemented with an extensive collection of introspection data. They make it possible to explain deviations in the learner's declarative and procedural knowledge not only at a cognitive, but also at an affective and social level.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.663175  DOI: Not available
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