ワタナベ トモコ    WATANABE Tomoko
   渡邊 知子
   所属
国際学部 国際学科
 
総合教育センター 所属教員
   職種
専任講師
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2017/02
形態種別 大学・研究所等紀要
査読 査読あり
標題 Pragmatic and Discourse-oriented Functions of English General Extenders Spoken by Japanese Users of English in the Speaking Test
執筆形態 単著
掲載区分国内
巻・号・頁 (916),pp.43-60
概要 This paper explores pragmatic and discourse-oriented functions of and so on, one of the English general extender forms, spoken by Japanese users of English in the speaking test. The NICT JLE Corpus is employed to investigate the way Japanese users of English use and so on and what are their intentions to use it in their speech production from the viewpoints of quantitative and qualitative approaches of corpus linguistics. The corpus-based analysis reveals the preference of Japanese users of English at the lower-intermediate level to employ and so on in the interview and the multi-functionality of their use of and so on to manage the speaking test tasks. It suggests that the power asymmetry where the time and floor are mainly managed by the examiner as well as the real time processing of their speech would impact on their use of and so on at the speaking proficiency level. It contributes to deep understanding of pragmatic and discourse-oriented functions of and so on employed by Japanese learners of English in the context of language education.