Pragmatic Rules to the Desiderative Questions in Japanese Learning and Teaching

Xin-ping ZHOU


A careful literature review finds that the Desiderative Questions in Japanese should follow certain pragmatic rules due to their concerning with privacy issue. However, a survey to a group of Japanese textbooks also reveals that this finding has not being reflected in those textbooks widely used by Japanese majors in China. Reconsideration should be paid to such a tendency of neglecting pragmatic rules while teaching grammatical items.
Key words: the Desiderative Questions, pragmatic, Japanese teaching
Résumé: L’essai présent, après l’étude de massives récherches autérieures, trouve que l’interrogation de désir dans le japonais subit certaines restrictions dans la pratique parce qu’elle touche les secrets de l’interlocuteur. Cependant, les résultats de recherche ne figurent point dans les manuels en vigueur. Il existe dans les matériaux actuels une tendance qui consiste à privilégier la grammarie au détriment de la pragmatique.
Mots-clés: interrogation de désir, pragmatique, enseignement du japonais

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