Chapter published in:Pragmatic Transfer and Development: Evidence from EFL learners in China
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 287] 2018
► pp. 191–229
Discussion and conclusion
This chapter first provides a summary of the major findings of the present study, which are presented in relation to the research questions. Then the sociocultural factors behind the speech act behavior of the Chinese and Australian participants are described, followed by a discussion of issues in L2 pragmatic development and the pedagogical implications of the study. Next the findings of the study are compared with those of the other relevant studies. This chapter concludes with the limitations of the present study and a number of suggestions for future research.