Interlanguage Pragmatics

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorGabriele Kasper, Shoshana Blum-Kulka

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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 diverseperspectives 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 firstto 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.

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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 diverseperspectives the development, comprehension, an...

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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. A collection of previously unpublished essays by sixteen distinguished linguists, Interlanguage Pragmatics offers an up-to-date synthesis of current research in ...

Gabriele Kasper is at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Shoshana Blum-Kulka is at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195066022

ISBN - 13:9780195066029

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"This volume is welcome because it broadens the scope of intercultural pragmatics to include issues beyond attempts of nonnative speakers to perform various speech acts."--Language