Noriko Ishihara and Han Eul Lee: Negotiating Face or Politeness in Aviation English.JALT2020

Presentation at JALT2020
Saturday, November 21, 14:00-14:25 JST

This study explores the pragmatics of Aviation English (AE) used between pilots and air traffic controllers in radiotelephony communications. AE is composed of a combination of highly prescribed aviation phraseology and plain English for non-routine situations. Although politeness is often considered superfluous in AE, negotiation of face and (im)politeness emerges especially when using plain English. Based on the findings, we offer suggestions for interactional training and testing for native and nonnative English-speaking aviators.

JALT is the Japan Association for Language Teaching, a non-profit organization in Japan. JALT2020 is our 46th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition. It will be held online from Monday, November 16 to Monday, November 23, 2020. Please see for details.

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