Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.
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.