Q&A: Published advice vs. real-world difficulties

Laurence Anthony, Deborah C. Turk, Atsuko K. Yamazaki, Thomas Orr

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    In order to assess how real-world problems in the Q&A segments of international conference presentations are being addressed in English and Japanese self-help guides, the advice given in fifteen English and seven Japanese books were compared with actual difficulties identified in nine transcribed conference presentations. Results show that the English self-help guides virtually ignore the language difficulties encountered by non-native speakers. The Japanese self-help guides, on the other hand, almost completely ignore strategies for a successful Q&A session, instead focusing on set phrases and sentences that appear to have limited value in real-world settings. Recommendations for more appropriate instruction are then provided.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
    Pages11-21
    Number of pages11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event2006 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC - Saratoga Springs, NY
    Duration: 2006 Oct 232006 Oct 25

    Other

    Other2006 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC
    CitySaratoga Springs, NY
    Period06/10/2306/10/25

    Keywords

    • Answer
    • International conference
    • Japanese
    • Miscommunication
    • Non-native
    • Politeness
    • Presentation
    • Question

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Software
    • Engineering (miscellaneous)

    Cite this

    Anthony, L., Turk, D. C., Yamazaki, A. K., & Orr, T. (2006). Q&A: Published advice vs. real-world difficulties. In IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (pp. 11-21). [4114144] https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2006.320371

    Q&A : Published advice vs. real-world difficulties. / Anthony, Laurence; Turk, Deborah C.; Yamazaki, Atsuko K.; Orr, Thomas.

    IEEE International Professional Communication Conference. 2006. p. 11-21 4114144.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Anthony, L, Turk, DC, Yamazaki, AK & Orr, T 2006, Q&A: Published advice vs. real-world difficulties. in IEEE International Professional Communication Conference., 4114144, pp. 11-21, 2006 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC, Saratoga Springs, NY, 06/10/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2006.320371
    Anthony L, Turk DC, Yamazaki AK, Orr T. Q&A: Published advice vs. real-world difficulties. In IEEE International Professional Communication Conference. 2006. p. 11-21. 4114144 https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2006.320371
    Anthony, Laurence ; Turk, Deborah C. ; Yamazaki, Atsuko K. ; Orr, Thomas. / Q&A : Published advice vs. real-world difficulties. IEEE International Professional Communication Conference. 2006. pp. 11-21
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