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Mon May 19 2003

Books: Language Acquisition/Pragmatics: Barron

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  1. paul, Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics: Barron

Message 1: Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics: Barron

Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 13:39:59 +0000
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Subject: Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics: Barron

Title: Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics
Subtitle: Learning how to do things with words in a study abroad
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 108
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
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Author: Anne Barron, University of Bonn 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113426, Pages: xviii, 403 pp., Price: USD 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253501, Pages: xviii, 403 pp., Price: EUR 115.00 

Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics provides readers with a
much-needed insight into the development of pragmatic competence, an
area of research long neglected in interlanguage pragmatics. 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 analysis focuses on developments in these learners'
knowledge of discourse structure, pragmatic routines and internal
modification. Findings present valuable information pertaining to the
process of acquisition of pragmatic competence. They also point to the
favourable but imperfect nature of the study abroad context for the
development of pragmatic competence. A comprehensive discussion of
theoretical and methodological issues, an in-depth analysis and an
extensive bibliography make this book of interest to both researchers
and students in interlanguage pragmatics, cross-cultural pragmatics,
German as a foreign language and study abroad research.

Table of contents

List of tables ix-xi 
List of figures xiii-xiv 
Abbreviations xv 
Acknowledgements xvii 
1. Introduction 1-5 
2. A pragmatic approach 7-34 
3. Acquisitional issues in learner pragmatics 35-78 
4. Experimental design 79-154 
5. A pragmatic analysis 155-235 
6. Conclusion 237-266 
Notes 267-283 
References 285-320 
Appendix 321-383 
Name index 385-390 
Subject index 391-398

Lingfield(s): Language Acquisition
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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