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LINGUIST List 20.3253

Fri Sep 25 2009

Books: Pragmatics/Lang Acquisition/Applied Ling: Taguchi (Ed)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Pragmatic Competence: Taguchi (Ed)

Message 1: Pragmatic Competence: Taguchi (Ed)
Date: 24-Sep-2009
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Pragmatic Competence: Taguchi (Ed)
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Title: Pragmatic Competence
Series Title: Mouton Series in Pragmatics 5
Published: 2009
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110218541-1

Editor: Naoko Taguchi
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110218558 Pages: 364 Price: U.S. $ 140.00 Comment: for orders placved in North America
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110218558 Pages: 364 Price: Europe EURO 112.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110218541 Pages: 364 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110218541 Pages: 364 Price: U.S. $ 140.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Abstract:

In the disciplines of applied linguistics and second language acquisition
(SLA), the study of pragmatic competence has been driven by several
fundamental questions: What does it mean to become pragmatically competent
in a second language (L2)? How can we examine pragmatic competence to make
inference of its development among L2 learners? In what ways do research
findings inform teaching and assessment of pragmatic competence?

This book explores these key issues in Japanese as a second/foreign
language. The book has three sections. The first section offers a general
overview and historical sketch of the study of Japanese pragmatics and its
influence on Japanese pedagogy and curriculum. The overview chapter is
followed by eight empirical findings, each dealing with phenomena that are
significant in Japanese pragmatics. They target selected features of
Japanese pragmatics and investigate the learners' use of them as an
indicator of their pragmatic competence.

The target pragmatic features are wide-ranging, among them honorifics,
speech style, sentence final particles, speech acts of various types, and
indirect expressions. Each study explicitly prompts the connection between
pragmalinguistics (linguistic forms available to perform language
functions) and sociopragmatics (norms that determine appropriate use of the
forms) in Japanese. By documenting the understanding and use of them among
learners of Japanese spanning multiple levels and time durations, this book
offers insight about the nature and development of pragmatic competence, as
well as implications for the learning and teaching of Japanese pragmatics.
The last section presents a critical reflection on the eight empirical
papers and prompts a discussion of the practice of Japanese pragmatics
research.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

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