LINGUIST List 14.498

Wed Feb 19 2003

Books: Applied/Socioling: Achiba

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Message 1: Learning to Request in a Second Language: Achiba

Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 09:16:10 +0000
From: kathryn <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Learning to Request in a Second Language: Achiba


			
Title: Learning to Request in a Second Language
Subtitle: Child Interlanguage Pragmatics
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Multilingual Matters 
 http://www.multilingual-matters.com/		 
 
Author: Machiko Achiba, Tokyo Woman's Christian University 

Hardback: ISBN: 1853596124, Pages: 240, Price:
	 GBP42.95/US$69.95/CAN$9995

Abstract:

Key Features:

Aimed to discover what strategies and linguistic devices a child
second-language learner uses in making requests in English and what
developmental path the learning process follows. Attempts to clarify
understanding of the pragmatic development of a learner's
interlanguage

Description This book examines the acquisition of requests in English
by a seven-year-old Japanese girl during her seventeen-month residence
in Australia. The study focuses on the linguistic repertoire available
to the child as she attempts to make requests and vary these to suit
different goals and addressees. This book helps unravel features of
pragmatic development in the child's interlanguage, a subject about
which we yet know very little.

Contents 
Introduction; 
1. Literature Review; 
2. Methodology;
3. Development of Request Realisation; 
4. Requestive Hints;
5. Variation in Use: 
6. Requestive Goals; 
7. Variation in Use: Addressees; 
8. Modification; 
9. Summary and Conclusions

Author information 

Machiko Achiba is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Tokyo Woman's
Christian University (Tokyo Joshi Daigaku) in Japan and has been
teaching for many years in the field. Her research interests are
pragmatics, second language acquisition, and the methodologies of
teaching English as a foreign language. She received her master's
degree from Southern Illinois University in the United States and
holds her doctorate from La Trobe University in Australia. She is the
mother of this study's subject.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
		Applied Linguistics
	 
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

			
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