Answer the question: a research project

dc.contributor.authorMcLean, Terence
dc.contributor.authorTalandis Jr., Jerry
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-06
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-31T01:16:22Z
dc.date.available2022-05-31T01:16:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractAs you probably know from experience, many Japanese students have trouble answering questions during English class. Why is that? According to Harumi (2011), the roots of this phenomenon lie in a complex mixture of linguistic, psychological, and socio-cultural factors. There is, in fact, quite a large culture gap in how silence is interpreted. For example, from a Japanese view point, the silent response from the student above could be seen as a means to save face, avoid difficulty, or request help. On the other hand, from a "western" perspective, the silence may come off as a sign of disinterest, boredom, or laziness. This phenomenon makes it very difficult for teachers to facilitate active learning (Harumi, 2001) and presents a risk of misunderstanding during cross-cultural encounters (King, 2005), both in Japan and while traveling or studying abroad. As a result, silence in the EFL classroom is widely acknowledged as a serious problem (King, 2013; Humphries, Akamatsu, Tanaka, & Burns, in press). It is therefore essential we help our students promptly respond to questions, whether they know the answer or not.
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dc.identifier.citationMcLean, T., & Talandis Jr., J. (2020). Answer the question: A research project. In J. Talandis Jr., J. Ronald, D. Fujimoto, & N. Ishihara (Eds). Pragmatics undercover: The search for natural talk in EFL textbooks (pp. 84-90). Tokyo: JALT Pragmatics SIG.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/2043
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectquestions
dc.subjectsilence
dc.subjectJapanese students
dc.subjectEnglish as a second language
dc.titleAnswer the question: a research project
dc.typeBook Chapter
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