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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Construction du sens et acquisition de la signification linguistique dans l'interaction
Edited By: Olga Galatanu
Michel Pierrard
Dan Van Raemdonck
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=21533
Series Title: GRAMM-R. Studies of French Linguistics. Vol. 3

L'ouvrage réunit une sélection d'articles autour de la thématique des
rapports existant entre la construction du sens discursif et l'acquisition
des significations linguistiques dans et par les interactions en classe de
français langue étrangère et seconde.

Les questionnements, devenus centraux dans la réflexion linguistique et
didactique des langues étrangères, sur les liens entre le contexte
d'apprentissage et les mécanismes qui sous-tendent l'acquisition de la
compétence pragmatique dans une langue étrangère, sont repris dans cet
ouvrage sous un angle nouveau, celui des rapports entre la compétence
pragmatique et la compétence sémantique, entre l'acquisition du potentiel
discursif et interactif des significations linguistiques et l'acquisition
de la compétence pragmatique.

Les contributions de l'ouvrage situent leurs interrogations et leurs
propositions théoriques et pratiques à l'interface de plusieurs disciplines
des Sciences du Langage : linguistique théorique/didactique,
didactique/acquisition des langues étrangères et secondes,
sémantique/pragmatique, sémantique/sociolinguistique, et dessinent ainsi un
véritable champ interdisciplinaire pour l'étude des compétences
langagières, de leur acquisition dans et par les interactions de la
communication didactique, de leurs évaluations institutionnelles et sociales.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789052015330
Pages: 359
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