Pragmatics & Language Learning

Author: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig,J. César Félix-Brasdefer,Alwiya Saleh Omar
Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
ISBN: 0824831373
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 407
View: 7014
This volume in the series PRAGMATICS & LANGUAGE LEARNING offers fresh perspectives on standard topics such as the use and learning of speech acts and the pragmatic meanings of linguistic resources, while documenting researchers' increasing attention to pragmatics in computer-mediated communication and to conversation analysis as an analytical approach.

Pragmatics and Language Learning

Author: Gabriele Kasper
Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
ISBN: 0980045967
Category: Education
Page: 386
View: 8046
Pragmatics & Language Learning Volume 12 examines the organization of second language and multilingual speakers' talk and pragmatic knowledge across a range of naturalistic and experimental activities. Based on data collected on Danish, English, Hawai'i Creole, Indonesian, and Japanese as target languages, the contributions explore the nexus of pragmatic knowledge, interaction, and L2 learning outside and inside of educational settings.

Investigating Pragmatics in Foreign Language Learning, Teaching and Testing

Author: Eva Alcón Soler,Alicia Martínez Flor
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 184769084X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 266
View: 924
The book focuses on investigating pragmatic learning, teaching and testing in foreign language contexts. The volume brings together research that investigates these three areas in different formal language learning settings and focuses on different foreign languages. The book should be of interest to graduate students and researchers working in the area of second language acquisition.

Pragmatics and Language Learning Monograph Series

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
View: 4967

Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics

Learning how to Do Things with Words in a Study Abroad Context
Author: Anne Barron
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9781588113429
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 398
View: 810
The Longitudinal investigation which provides the basic material for this book consists of a corpus of requests, offers and refusals of offers elicited from Irish learners of German over a ten-month study abroad period using production questionnaires and a variety of metapragmatic instruments.

Teaching and Learning Pragmatics

Where Language and Culture Meet
Author: Noriko Ishihara,Andrew D. Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317863097
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
View: 3544
An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning – yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner. This book is a practical language teachers’ guide that focuses on how to teach socially and culturally appropriate language for effective communication. Moving beyond a purely theoretical approach to pragmatics, the volume offers practical advice to teachers, with hands-on classroom tasks included in every chapter. Readers will be able to: · Identify possible causes of learner errors and choices in cross-cultural communication · Understand second language acquisition theories that support their classroom practices · Develop a pragmatics-focused instructional component, classroom-based assessments, and curricula · Help learners to become more strategic about their learning and performance of speech acts · Incorporate technology into their approach to teaching pragmatics This book aims to close the gap between what research in pragmatics has found and how language is generally taught today. It will be of interest to all language teachers, graduate students in language teaching and linguistics, teacher educators, and developers of materials for teaching language.

Pragmatics in Language Learning

Author: Ive Emaliana,Widya Caterine Perdhani
Publisher: Universitas Brawijaya Press
ISBN: 6022035732
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 108
View: 6552
This book aims to develop pragmatics understanding in accordance with the teaching and learning process of English as foreign language relates to the necessity for real communication. Pragmatics and its area of study, like speech acts, politeness, the face wants, the negative and positive face, and implicature should be implemented in the foreign language learning activities for gaining pragmatic competence. This can be done through comprehending that teaching pragmatic becomes an integral part of learning, identifying teaching techniques used to insert pragmatic competence, and implementing it in the teaching and learning activities. The expectation is that this book will be beneficial for English language teachers in general and prospectus teachers who are currently studying in English teacher training institutions.

Learning how to Request in an Instructed Language Learning Context

Author: Eva Alcón Soler
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039116010
Category: Education
Page: 260
View: 5663
Interlanguage Pragmatics (ILP) is a field of growing interest. Focussing on the speech act of requesting, the volume provides information about opportunities for pragmatic learning and how pragmatics can be integrated into instructional foreign language learning contexts. In addition, the research reported here provides methodological insights for those interested in investigating ILP from a second language acquisition perspective. The reader will also encounter some research issues worth examining in relation to pragmatic language learning. Topics include the use of assessment instruments in measuring learners' perception and production of different pragmatic issues, the long-term effects of instruction, and the effectiveness of different teaching approaches.

Third Language Learners

Pragmatic Production and Awareness
Author: Maria Pilar Safont Jordà
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853598029
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 184
View: 807
The book aims to provide a bridge between two applied linguistics subfields, namely those of interlanguage pragmatics and third language acquisition. It examines the production and identification of request acts formulas on the part of bilingual learners of English in the Valencian Community (Spain). Previous to the empirical study itself, we present an overview of the theoretical background and the sociolinguistic context where the experiment was conducted.

Politeness and Culture in Second Language Acquisition

Author: S. Song
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137030631
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 164
View: 2188
This book examines the importance of politeness in pragmatic expression and communication, making a significant contribution to the debate over whether the universal politeness theory is applicable globally regardless of cultural differences.

Interlanguage Pragmatics

Exploring Institutional Talk
Author: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig,Beverly S. Hartford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317371380
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 1646
This volume brings conversational analysis into the study of second language pragmatics as an analytic paradigm. A well-regarded team of researchers addresses a difficult area for the interlanguage pragmatics research community--the balance between experimental method and the use of conversational data. Institutional talk provides authentic and consequential talk. The goal of the book is to demonstrate how the investigation of institutional talk balances the researcher's need for comparable and replicable interactions with the need to observe authentic outcomes. The chapters present empirical studies based on quantitative and qualitative analyses, which are carefully illustrated by the real-world variables that each institution controls. The chapters span a range of institutions, including the university writing center, hotels, secondary schools, and employment offices. The variables examined include the traditional ILP variables, such as status, directness, and social distance, as well as new concepts like trust, authority, equality and discourse style.

Pragmatic Competence

Author: Naoko Taguchi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110218542
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
View: 4894
In the disciplines of applied linguistics and second language acquisition (SLA), the study of pragmatic competence has been driven by several fundamental questions such as: What does it mean to become pragmatically competent in a second language (L2)? This book explores these key issues in Japanese as a second/foreign language.

Assessing Second Language Pragmatics

Author: S. Ross,G. Kasper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137003529
Category: Education
Page: 366
View: 9364
The first book-length collection of studies on the assessment of pragmatic competencies in a second or foreign language. Grounded in theoretical perspectives on communicative and interactional competencies, it examines the reception and production of speech acts through a variety of assessment methods and quantitative and qualitative analyses.

Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning

Author: Diana Boxer,Andrew D. Cohen
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853597206
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 335
View: 2608
In a series of studies specially written for this volume, Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning offers the applied linguist research on spoken interaction in second and foreign languages and provides insights as to how findings from each of these studies may inform language pedagogy. The volume offers an interweaving of discourse perspectives: speech acts, speech events, interactional analysis, pragmatics, and conversational analysis.

Pragmatic Development in a Second Language

Author: Gabriele Kasper,Kenneth R. Rose
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631234302
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
View: 5154
This volume offers the first book-length treatment of second and foreign language learners' acquisition of pragmatics. It provides an up-to-date account of research findings and covers such central topics as the theoretical and empirical approaches to L2 pragmatic development, the relationship of pragmatic and grammatical development, the role of different learning contexts, the effect of instruction, and individual differences. Comprehensive discussion of developmental interlanguage pragmatics, presenting an up-to-date account of research findings Key source for researchers and graduate students working in applied linguistics, second language studies, pragmatics, discourse, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics

Intercultural Language Use and Language Learning

Author: Eva Alcon Soler,Maria Pilar Safont Jorda
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402056390
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
View: 1934
Eva Alcón Soler Maria Pilar Safont Jordà Universitat Jaume I, Spain The main purpose of the present book is to broaden the scope of research on the development of intercultural communicative competence. Bearing this purpose in mind, English learners are considered as intercultural speakers who share their interest for engaging in real life communication. According to Byram and Fleming (1998), the intercultural speaker is someone with knowledge of one or more cultures and social identities, and who enjoys discovering and maintaining relationships with people from other cultural backgrounds, although s/he has not been formally trained for that purpose. Besides, possessing knowledge of at least two cultures is the case of many learners in bilingual or multilingual communities. In these contexts, the objective of language learning should then focus on developing intercultural competence, which in turn may involve promoting language diversity while encouraging English as both a means and an end of instruction (see Alcón, this volume). This is the idea underlying the volume, which further sustains Kramsch’s argument (1998) against the native/ non-native dichotomy. Following that author, we also believe that in a multilingual world where learners may belong to more than one speech community, their main goal is not to become a native speaker of English, but to use this language as a tool for interaction among many other languages and cultures.

Interlanguage Pragmatics

Author: Gabriele Kasper,Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195362114
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
View: 2124
As a field of inquiry, interlanguage pragmatics reflects the growing interest in recent years in understanding the social and pragmatic aspects of second language acquisition. Interlanguage Pragmatics offers an up-to-date synthesis of current research in the field, documenting from diverse perspectives the development, comprehension, and production of pragmatic knowledge in a second language. The book consists of three sections. The first concerns cognitive approaches to interlanguage pragmatic development; the second, interlanguage speech act realization of a variety of speech acts; and the third, discoursal perspectives on interlanguage. Each section is prefaced by an introduction by the editors which provides relevant theoretical and methodological background. The editors' general introduction offers a critical overview of the issues currently debated. This book is the first to exclusively address the pragmatic dimension in second language acquistion, presenting a state-of-the-art view of the field and outlining directions for future research.

Developing Contrastive Pragmatics

Interlanguage and Cross-cultural Perspectives
Author: Martin Pütz,JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110196702
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 437
View: 8531
A collection of papers on Contrastive Pragmatics, involving research on interlanguage and cross-cultural perspectives with a focus on second language acquisition contexts.

Pragmatic Competence and Foreign Language Teaching

Author: Alicia Martínez Flor,Ana Fernández Guerra,Esther Usó Juan
Publisher: Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I
ISBN: 9788480214162
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 281
View: 1460
This volume includes eleven chapters written by well-known specialists in foreign language teaching and interlanguage pragmatics: K. Bardovi-Harlig, D. Boxer, C. Clennell and S. Nichols, A. Cohen, M. A. Dufon, J. House, H. Kobayashi and C. Rinnert, A.J. Meier, M. P. Safont, P. Salazar, and A. Trosborg. The authors bring together both theoretical and empirical studies dealing with pragmatic competence and its teachability: they review the latest studies carried out in the field, examine issues of developmental pragmatics in the classroom, describe various projects and analyses of different pragmatic aspects, provide evidence of the benefits of explicit teaching of pragmatics, and suggest interesting activities to develop learners' pragmatic knowledge.