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Title: Learning How to Request in an Instructed Language Learning Context
Edited By: Eva Alcón Soler
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 68

Interlanguage Pragmatics (ILP) is a field of growing interest. Focussing on
the speech act of requesting, the volume provides information about
opportunities for pragmatic learning and how pragmatics can be integrated
into instructional foreign language learning contexts. In addition, the
research reported here provides methodological insights for those
interested in investigating ILP from a second language acquisition
perspective. The reader will also encounter some research issues worth
examining in relation to pragmatic language learning. Topics include the
use of assessment instruments in measuring learners' perception and
production of different pragmatic issues, the long-term effects of
instruction, and the effectiveness of different teaching approaches.


Eva Alcón Soler: Introduction

Eva Alcón Soler: Pragmatics in Instructed Language Learning Contexts

Maria Pilar Safont Jordà: The Speech Act of Requesting

Esther Usó-Juan: A Pragmatic-focused Evaluation of Requests and their
Modification Devices in Textbook Conversations

Mari Carmen Campoy Cubillo: Requests in Spoken Corpora: Some Implications
for Corpus as Input Source in the Classroom

Ana Fernández-Guerra: Requests in TV Series and in Naturally Occurring
Discourse: A Comparison

Elina Vilar Beltrán: The Use of Mitigation in Role-play Activities: A
Comparison Between Native and Nonnative Speakers of English

Patricia Salazar Campillo: Task Analysis on Mitigation in the Speech Act of
Requesting: Discourse Completion Task and Role-play

Otilia Martí Arnándiz: Grammatical and Pragmatic Competence in EFL
Contexts: Do they Really Go Hand in Hand?

Alicia Martínez-Flor: The Effect of an Inductive-deductive Teaching
Approach to Develop Learners' Use of Request Modifiers in the EFL Classroom

Victòria Codina Espurz: The Immediate vs. Delayed Effect of Instruction on
Mitigators in Relation to the Learner's Language Proficiency in English.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039116010
ISBN-13: 9783039116010
Pages: 260
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