Naoko Taguchi

List of John Benjamins publications for which Naoko Taguchi plays a role.



Task-Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics

Edited by Naoko Taguchi and YouJin Kim

[Task-Based Language Teaching, 10] 2018. x, 312 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Language teaching | Pragmatics

Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching

Edited by Naoko Taguchi and Julie M. Sykes

[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 36] 2013. viii, 276 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Pragmatics


Li, Qiong and Naoko Taguchi 2023 Chapter 11. Usage-based approach to teaching L2 pragmaticsL2 Pragmatics in Action: Teachers, learners and the teaching-learning interaction process, Martínez-Flor, Alicia, Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández and Júlia Barón (eds.), pp. 267–292 | Chapter
Adopting usage-based approaches, this study analysed second language L2 Chinese learners’ development of Chinese sentence final particles (SFPs) in two computer-mediated communication (CMC) conditions: CMC with and without instruction. The experimental condition provided opportunities to interact… read more
Li, Shuai, Xiaofei Tang, Naoko Taguchi and Feng Xiao 2022 Effects of linguistic proficiency on speech act development in L2 Chinese during study abroadSecond language pragmatic development in study abroad contexts, Sánchez-Hernández, Ariadna (ed.), pp. 116–151 | Article
This study investigated the effects of different levels of linguistic proficiency on the development of multiple speech acts during study abroad. Participants were 109 American learners of Chinese recruited from a study abroad program in China. They were divided into a higher proficiency (HP)… read more
Taguchi, Naoko 2022 CommentarySecond language pragmatic development in study abroad contexts, Sánchez-Hernández, Ariadna (ed.), pp. 176–180 | Commentary
Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández presents five articles that showcase current trends of study abroad research in second language (L2) pragmatics. The study abroad context has attracted a large number of empirical investigations in L2 pragmatics (for a review, see Pérez Vidal & Shively, 2019). The… read more
Taguchi, Naoko and Soo Jung Youn 2022 Chapter 7. Pragmatics: Assessing learning outcomes in instructional studiesInstructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods, Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura and YouJin Kim (eds.), pp. 149–180 | Chapter
The field of instructed SLA (ISLA) has grown rapidly in recent years to examine how systematic manipulations of instructional conditions can lead to the development of second language (L2) knowledge and use (Loewen & Sato, 2017). Following this trend, L2 pragmatics researchers have implemented… read more
Tajeddin, Zia and Naoko Taguchi 2022 EditorialThematic issue: Trends in Second Language Pragmatics Research Part I, pp. 119–120 | Editorial
Adopting Brazil’s (1997) prosodic framework, this study examined whether proficiency and study abroad experience impact second language (L2) English learners’ spoken production of speech acts. Twenty-four native English speakers and 64 Japanese learners of L2 English participated in the study.… read more
This study examined the relationship between reported amounts of social contact and speech act strategies among 70 learners of Chinese enrolled in a study abroad program in Beijing. The participants completed a computer-delivered spoken discourse completion task (spoken DCT) eliciting three… read more
Masaeed, Khaled Al, Naoko Taguchi and Mohammed Tamimi 2020 Proficiency effects on L2 Arabic refusals: Appropriateness, linguistic strategies and multidialectal practicesApplied Pragmatics 2:1, pp. 26–53 | Article
This study examined the relationship between L2 proficiency and (1) appropriateness of refusals, (2) use of refusal strategies, and (3) multidialectal practices in performing refusals in Arabic. Using a spoken discourse completion task (spoken DCT), data were collected from 45 learners of Arabic… read more
This study examined whether task complexity (Robinson, 2011a, b), induced through reasoning demands, affects L2 learners’ interaction patterns during a collaborative writing task that involved the pragmatic act of persuasion. We analyzed interaction of two pairs of students when they co-constructed… read more
This chapter compares common data collection and analysis methods used in longitudinal studies in second language pragmatics. Specifically, three data collection methods used to document speech act development are compared: discourse completion tasks (written and spoken), role plays, and… read more
Taguchi, Naoko and YouJin Kim 2018 Chapter 1. Task-based approaches to teaching and assessing pragmatics: An overviewTask-Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics, Taguchi, Naoko and YouJin Kim (eds.), pp. 2–24 | Chapter
Sykes, Julie M. and Naoko Taguchi 2013 Prologue. The future of pragmatics and technology: Where are we headed?Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching, Taguchi, Naoko and Julie M. Sykes (eds.), pp. 271–274 | Article
Computer technology has created new options for interlanguage pragmatics analysis. Researchers can now quickly test second language (L2) learner’s efficiency in processing pragmatic meaning without relying on paper-and-pencil methods. This chapter presents examples of such technology-enhanced… read more
Taguchi, Naoko and Julie M. Sykes 2013 Chapter 1. Introduction: Technology in interlanguage pragmatics research and teachingTechnology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching, Taguchi, Naoko and Julie M. Sykes (eds.), pp. 1–15 | Article
Taguchi, Naoko, Shuai Li and Yan Liu 2013 Comprehension of conversational implicature in L2 ChinesePragmatics & Cognition 21:1, pp. 139–157 | Article
This study examined the ability to comprehend conventional and non-conventional implicatures, and the effect of proficiency and learning context (foreign language learners vs. heritage learners) on comprehension of implicature in L2 Chinese. Participants were three groups of college students of… read more
Taguchi, Naoko 2011 Rater variation in the assessment of speech actsPragmatics 21:3, pp. 453–471 | Article
This study addresses variability among native speaker raters who evaluated pragmatic performance of learners of English as a foreign language. Using a five-point rating scale, four native English speakers of mixed cultural background (one African American, one Asian American, and two Australians)… read more
This research examined the extent to which pragmatic comprehension, namely accurate and speedy comprehension of conversational implicatures, is related to cognitive processing skills and general listening abilities. Thirty-five Japanese students learning English as a second language completed five… read more
Fifty-nine Japanese college students of English at two different proficiency levels were evaluated for their ability to produce a speech act of request in a spoken role play task. Learners’ production was analyzed quantitatively by rating performance on a six-point scale for overall… read more