This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Tertiary Language Learning deals with L2 learning by advanced learners in an instructed context. This volume surveys recent developments in Second Language Acquisition and attempts to create a coherent pedagogical framework - Scenario-based Learning - developed as a response to changes in language teaching. Scenario-based Learning integrates insights from genre analysis and skills-based English for Specific Purpose teaching. It aims at helping tertiary-level language learners to manage their own learning, to master the genres appropriate to their studies and to acquire intercultural, pragmatic competence.