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Title(s)Thanking and responding to thanks in American English
Subtitle(s)Language patterning and contextual appropriateness
CreatorBarron, Anne  0000-0003-2962-7985 (Institute of English Studies (IES), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
AbstractSpeech act realisations in textbooks are commonly based on authors’ intuitions. Thus, they frequently do not mirror the conventions of actual language use. The present lesson takes an inductive approach and encourages learners themselves to analyse realizations of expressions of gratitude and responses to expressions of gratitude as they are used in American English. To this aim, the freely available Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) is employed. Learners are guided to identify formulaic sequences used to express gratitude in American English (e.g. thanks a lot, thanks for + verb), to observe the contexts of use of different expressions of gratitude and to examine how expressions of gratitude are responded to both verbally and non-verbally in American English.
Year of publication in PubData2024
Publishing typeParallel publication
Publication versionAccepted version
Date issued2022-10-26
Creation contextResearch
Published byMedien- und Informationszentrum, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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Resource typeBook
Title of the resource typeTeaching English with Corpora
IdentifierDOI: 10.4324/b22833-41
Publication year2023
Pages193 - 197
Place of publicationLondon
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