Title: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics and Interlanguage English
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in English Linguistics 11
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Editor: Bettina Kraft
Editor: Ronald Geluykens
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895867767 Pages: 260 Price: Europe EURO 74.00
In recent years, there has been a rapidly growing body of research in the field of cross-cultural pragmatics. The present collection of papers focusses on the pragmatics of interlanguage English, a focus which is justified by the growing importance of English as a global lingua franca as well as by the fact that, in cross-cultural contexts, English is now predominantly used by EFL or interlanguage users rather than by native speakers. A lot of work in interlanguage pragmatics has traditionally been speech act based; some of the papers in this volume follow this tradition and examine the realisation of speech acts such as requests, apologies, and complaints. Others investigate the use of interlanguage English (and, in a few cases, French) in a variety of interactional contexts. Such contexts include controlled elicitation procedures (e.g. interviews, role plays) as well as spontaneous conversational interactions.
In short, the collection explores a variety of data collection methods as well as examining a wide range of linguistic phenomena in the field of interlanguage pragmatics (intonation, coherence devices, word order, speech acts). Additionally, a number of methodologies are employed in the various papers (relevance theory, conversation analysis, speech act theory).
This book thus offers a representative overview of the current 'state of the art' in cross-cultural pragmatics in general, and the pragmatics of interlanguage English in particular.
Part I: Theoretical Background Chapter 1: Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Pragmatics: The State of the Art Bettina Kraft and Ronald Geluykens Chapter 2: Integrating Relevance: An Evaluation of Theoretical Accounts for the Acquisition of Pragmatic Abilities in a Second Language Beatriz De Paiva (Heriot Watt University)
Part II: Speech Acts and Interlanguage Chapter 3: Upgrading and Downgrading in English Interlanguage Complaints Ronald Geluykens (University of Oldenburg) & Bettina Kraft (University of Southampton) Chapter 4: Gender-Based Differences in English Apology Realisations Eva Ogiermann (University of Oldenburg) Chapter 5: The Development of Foreign Language Learners' Supportive Moves in Requests Muriel Warga, (University of Graz) Chapter 6: Requests in American and British English: A Contrastive Cross-Cultural Analysis Anja Breuer (University of Muenster) & Ronald Geluykens (University of Oldenburg)
Part III: Interlanguage and Discourse Chapter 7: Discourse Patterns in Intercultural Conversations Winnie Cheng (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Chapter 8: Intensifiers in the Responses of Native and Non-Native Speakers to Evaluating Questions Aart Pouw (University of Groningen) Chapter 9: On Research Methodology in Interlanguage Pragmatics: The Case of Marked Word Order Marcus Callies (University of Marburg) Chapter 10: Coherence Devices in the Englishes of Speakers in the Expanding Circle Christiane Meierkord (University of Muenster) Chapter 11: Tone Choice in the English Intonation of Finns Juhani Toivanen (University of Oulu).