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Conversational Pragmatics

This Prezi raises questions about the pragmatics of conversation, introduces the stages of conversation, and lists some advanced conversation skills. It is intended to be used with non-native English speakers.
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Mark Messer

on 18 July 2013

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Transcript of Conversational Pragmatics

Starting a Conversation
Ending a Conversation
Cultural "Norms"
Joining a Conversation
Maintaining a Conversation
Leaving a Conversation
Advanced Skills
Conversational Pragmatics
The Steps
Giving and Receiving Compliments
Giving and Receiving Criticism
Apologizing
Saying "No"
Posture & Position
Proximity
Voice
Touching
Tabus
How close do you stand to people when you talk to them?
Does your proximity change depending on who you talk with?
What are the best ways to discover the personal space norms in an unfamiliar culture?
How rigid or relaxed should your posture be when you talk to different people?
Should you face your conversation partners directly? Look away? or something in between?
Should you stand if they are standing? Sit if they are sitting?
Is it okay to touch or be touched during conversation?
If so, with whom and how is it okay?
What should you do if someone touches you in a way that is inappropriate in your culture?
What is the appropriate volume for conversation?
Does that change depending on whom you're speaking with?
What would it mean to speak softer than usual or louder than usual?
How long should pauses last during conversation?
Other than touching, what are some actions that are tabu during conversation?
What are some topics of conversation that are tabu in your culture?
What should you do if someone does something tabu or raises a tabu topic during conversation?
What can you do to start a conversation effectively?
What can you say to start a conversation effectively?
How is starting a conversation different with a peer, clerk, or person of authority?
What questions do you have about starting a conversation?
What can you do to join a conversation effectively?
What can you say to join a conversation effectively?
What questions do you have about joining a conversation?
What can you do or say to show that you are listening attentively?
What are your strategies for taking turns in a conversation?
What can you say or do to show that you understand?
What can you do or say to show that you don't understand?
How should you ask for clarification?
What are the best techniques for changing the topic?
What questions do you have about maintaining a conversation?
What can you do to leave a conversation effectively?
What can you say to leave a conversation effectively?
What questions do you have about leaving a conversation?
What can you do to end a conversation effectively?
What can you say to end a conversation effectively?
What questions do you have about ending a conversation?
When is it appropriate or inappropriate to give a compliment?
What are good and bad ways to give compliments?
What are good and bad ways to receive compliments?
When is it appropriate or inappropriate to give criticism?
What are good and bad ways to give criticism?
What are good and bad ways to receive criticism?
When should you apologize for something you said, didn't say, did, or didn't do?
How should you apologize?
What are the steps/parts?
How should you receive an apology?
Under what conditions is it okay to refuse a request?
What are good and bad ways to refuse a request?
What should you do or say if someone refuses your request?
What questions do you have about proximity?
What questions do you have about posture and position?
What questions do you have about touching?
What questions do you have about voice?
What questions do you have about tabus?
What questions do you have about compliments?
What questions do you have about criticism?
What questions do you have about apologies?
What questions do you have about refusing requests?
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