Pragmatics & Language Learning

Author: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig,J. César Félix-Brasdefer,Alwiya S. Omar
Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
ISBN: 0824831373
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 407
View: 5172
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.

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: 3478
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

Author: Gabriele Kasper
Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
ISBN: 0980045967
Category: Education
Page: 386
View: 9810
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.

Pragmatics and Language Learning Monograph Series

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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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: 4906
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.

Third Language Learners

Pragmatic Production and Awareness
Author: Maria Pilar Safont Jordà
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853598029
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 184
View: 8291
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.

Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching

Author: Naoko Taguchi,Julie M. Sykes
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027271933
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 276
View: 6819
Technology-informed approaches to L2 research and teaching have prompted great interest by both researchers and practitioners alike. This book highlights the relationship between digitally-meditated technologies and second language pragmatics by presenting exemplary applications of technology for both research and pedagogy. Part I presents technology-informed research practices that range from measuring response times when processing conversational implicature to studies examining systematic pragmatic learning via online activities and multiuser virtual environments, as well as analyzing features of pragmatic language use in social networking and longitudinal learner corpora. Part II surveys a variety of technology-assisted tools for teaching pragmatics, including: place-based mobile games, blogging, web-based testing, and automated text analysis software. The volume will be of interest for those interested in technological tools to expand the scope of traditional methods of data collection, analysis, and teaching and critically examining how technology can best be leveraged as a solution to existing barriers to pragmatics research and instruction.

Pragmatics in Language Learning

Author: Ive Emaliana,Widya Caterine Perdhani
Publisher: Universitas Brawijaya Press
ISBN: 6022035732
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 108
View: 4222
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.

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: 5679
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.

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

Author: Robert B. Kaplan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195384253
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 755
View: 1766
The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics contains forty original chapters on a broad range of topics in applied linguistics by a diverse group of contributors. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field, the many connections among its varioussub-disciplines, and the likely directions of its future development. The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics addresses a broad audience: applied linguists; educators and other scholars working in language acquisition, language learning, language planning, teaching, and testing; and linguistsconcerned with applications of their work. Early applied linguistics was predominantly associated with language-teaching. While this relationship continues, the field has long since diversified, becoming increasingly inter-related and multi-disciplinary. The volume addresses the diversity of questions facing applied linguists today: What isthe place of applied linguistics in the architecture of the university? Where does applied linguistics fit into the sociology of knowledge? What are the questions that applied linguistics ought to be addressing? What are the dominant paradigms guiding research in the field? What kinds of problemscan be solved through the mediation of applied linguistics? What aspects of linguistics can be empirically applied to language-based problems, and what spaces resist such application? What will new students of applied linguistics need to know in the coming years? Systematically encompassing the major areas of applied linguistics-and drawing from a wide range of disciplines such as education, language policy, bi- and multi-lingualism, literacy, language and gender, psycholinguistics/cognition, language and computers, discourse analysis, language andconcordinances, ecology of language, pragmatics, translation, psycholinguistics and cognition, and many other fields-the editors and contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics provide a panoramic and comprehensive look at this complex and vigorous field. This second edition includes three new chapters, and the remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated to give a clear picture of the current state of applied linguistics.

Task-Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics

Author: Naoko Taguchi,YouJin Kim
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027263957
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 312
View: 481
This volume is the first book-length attempt to bring together the fields of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and second language pragmatics by exploring how the teaching and assessment of pragmatics can be integrated into TBLT. The TBLT-pragmatics connection is illustrated in a variety of constructs (e.g., speech acts, honorifics, genres, interactional features), methods (e.g., quantitative, quasi-experimental, conversation analysis), and topics (e.g., instructed SLA, heritage language learning, technology-enhanced teaching, assessment, and discursive pragmatics). Chapters in this volume collectively demonstrate how the two fields can together advance the current practice of teaching language for socially-situated, real-world communicative needs.

Pragmatic Development in a Second Language

Author: Gabriele Kasper,Kenneth R. Rose
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631234302
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
View: 4034
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

Second Language Pragmatics

Author: Naoko Taguchi,Carsten Roever
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194200558
Category: Study Aids
Page: 336
View: 1756
Taguchi and Roever present the latest developments in second language pragmatics research, combining acquisitional and sociolinguistic perspectives. They cover theories of pragmatics learning and research methods in investigating pragmatics, linking these with findings on the acquisition of second language pragmatics and with practice in teaching and assessing pragmatics. Discussing pragmatics in the context of multilingual societies and diverse contexts of use, they offer a broad perspective on this growing area. “Written by two leading authorities, Second Language Pragmatics offers a comprehensive review of pragmatics as an object of second language learning, instruction and assessment. The book masterfully lays out the advances made over three decades, showing in welcome descriptive detail how the field has benefited from the diverse theoretical perspectives and empirical traditions that define it today. Taguchi and Roever extend a persuasive invitation to further research on second language pragmatics as a multilingual, multicultural, and multicontextual enterprise.” Gabriele Kasper, Professor of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Naoko Taguchi is Associate Professor in the Modern Language Department at Carnegie Mellon University, USA Carsten Roever is Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia Oxford Applied Linguistics Series Advisers: Anne Burns and Diane Larsen-Freeman

Pragmatic Competence and Foreign Language Teaching

Author: Alicia Martínez Flor,Ana Fernández Guerra,Esther Usó Juan
Publisher: Universitat Jaume I
ISBN: 9788480214162
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 281
View: 2551
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.

Interlanguage Pragmatics

Exploring Institutional Talk
Author: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig,Beverly S. Hartford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317371372
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 9589
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: 3023
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.

Learning how to Request in an Instructed Language Learning Context

Author: Eva Alcón Soler
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039116010
Category: Education
Page: 260
View: 7844
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.

Pragmatics Applied to Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Reyes Gómez Morón,Lucia Fernandez Amaya
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443809726
Category: Education
Page: 457
View: 4229
This volume presents a wide ranging overview of key theoretical and practical issues, empirical research and various analyses of pragmatic phenomena that will certainly be most useful and helpful to students and researchers in pragmatics and other linguistic disciplines and, of course, to L2 teachers. It is divided into five parts that include chapters addressing cognitive issues on L2 teaching, how and what to teach when dealing with specific speech acts, intercultural aspects of communication, the teaching of languages for academic and specific purposes and some other methodological issues on pragmatics teaching.

Pragmatics in Language Teaching

Author: Gabriele Kasper,Kenneth R. Rose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 3125340527
Category: Language and languages
Page: 368
View: 4405