Foreign language pragmatic development in an instructed context - investigating input and output, plenary held at the Teaching and Learning L2 Pragmatics conference at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England, 28-29 June, 2018.
Eliciting data with the Multimedia Elicitation Task: a comparison of learners' requests in study abroad and EFL contexts, plenary held at the Universitat Jaume I, Spain, 8-9 November 2007.
Teaching pragmatics in the EFL context: textbooks and other input options, held at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, 22 June 2015.
Interlanguage pragmatics: What learners need to learn and teachers need to teach, held at the University of Bonn, 10 June 2013.
Developing productive and receptive pragmatic competence in the study abroad context: a multimedia investigation, invited presentation held at the University of Bristol, 15 February, 2006.
Picturebooks, pragmatics and teaching young L2 learners of English: an investigation of five children’s books, paper presented online at the AILA 2021 Congress, Groningen, The Netherlands, 15-21 August 2021.
Being (dis)agreeable: investigating pragmatic strategies for agreeing and disagreeing in English as a foreign language (EFL) in secondary general and intermediate secondary schools in Germany, paper presented at the 15th International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16 - 21 July, 2017.
Thanking and responding to thanks: Comparing speech act input provided in EFL textbooks & EFL learners' pragmatic output, paper presented at the 14th International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 26 - 31 July, 2015.
"It's really insulting to say something like that to anyone": an investigation of English and German native speakers' impoliteness perceptions, paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication , Valletta, Malta, 30 May - 1 June, 2014.
Impoliteness and culture: investigating English and German native speakers' perceptions of impoliteness events reported in England and Germany, paper presented at the Teaching and Learning (Im)politeness conference, London, 8-10 July, 2013.
Investigating the effect of explicit, implicit and no instruction on L2 learners’ use of apologies in the study abroad context, paper presented at the 44th the Annual Conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Bristol, 1-3 September, 2011. (co-presented with Nicola Halenko)
Sorry may not be enough: Examining the effects of explicit, implicit and no instruction on L2 learners’ interlanguage pragmatic development in the study abroad context, paper presented at the 12th International Pragmatics Conference, Manchester, 3-8 July, 2011. (co-presented with Nicola Halenko)
Impoliteness across cultures: a comparative analysis of impoliteness events in English and German, paper to be presented at 4th International Conference Intercultural Pragmatics, Madrid, Spain, 15-17 November, 2010. (co-presented with Jonathan Culpeper)
Impoliteness events in English and German: a cross-cultural investigation, presentation held at the 37. Oesterreichische Linguistiktagung, Salzburg, Austria, 5-7 December, 2009. (co-presented with Jonathan Culpeper)
Impoliteness in interpersonal interactions: a cross-cultural analysis of English and German, presentation held at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Newcastle, 3-5 September, 2009. (co-presented with Jonathan Culpeper)
Student-tutor communication in the university context: an intercultural pragmatic investigation, presentation held at the 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Essen, Germany, 24-29 August, 2008.
The cross-cultural variation of impoliteness: A study of face-attack in impoliteness events reported by students in China, Britain, Germany and Turkey, presentation held at the 4th International Symposium on Politeness, Budapest, Hungary, 2-4 July, 2008. (co-presented with Jonathan Culpeper, Leyla Marti and Meilian Mei)
Communicating with university staff in a second language: frequent problems and possible solutions, presentation held at the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG, Lancaster, 2-3 July, 2007.
Discussing students’ writing in academic tutorials: an interlanguage pragmatic investigation of institutional talk, presentation held at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Costa Mesa, USA, 21-24 April, 2007.
Which strategy? Language learners’ pragmatic choices in a study abroad and EFL context, presentation held at the joint AAAL and ACLA Conference, Montreal, Canada, 17-20 June, 2006.
Knowing when to say what to whom: a longitudinal investigation of students’ pragmatic development in a L2 university context, presentation held at the 31st LAUD Symposium, Landau, Germany, 27-30 March, 2006.
Noticing the p’s and q’s: the development of ESL learners’ pragmatic proficiency, presentation held at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Bristol, 15-17 September, 2005.
The development of ESL learners' pragmatic competence: A longitudinal investigation of awareness and production, presentation held at the 16th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning, Indiana University – Bloomington, USA, 14-16 April, 2005.
To be direct or not to be direct: Learners’ and native speakers’ use of directness levels in requests, poster presentation held at Politeness Conference: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language and Culture, Nottingham, 12 March, 2005.
Interlanguage pragmatic development from two angles: production and comprehension, presentation held at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), London, 9-11 September, 2004.
The development of pragmatic awareness: A longitudinal study, presentation held at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR, USA, 1-4 May, 2004.
May you speak louder maybe? Interlanguage pragmatic development in requests, presentation held at the Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), Edinburgh, 18-21 September, 2003.