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Title: Handbook of Communication Competence
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110226034-1
Series Title: Handbooks of Applied LInguistics
Description:

In our everyday life, communicative processes are relevant in almost all
situations. It is important to know whether you should say something which
is adequate in the situation or whether it is better to say nothing at all.
Communicative competence is fundamental for a successful life in our
society as it is of great importance for all areas of life. Therefore, it
is not surprising that communicative competence is the subject of many
theoretical and empirical approaches and, in consequence, research on this
topic is diverse. We focus our contributions on linguistic aspects of
communication. In the centre of interest are linguistic oriented
performances of different forms of communicative competence, language
acquisition, and language disorders. The topics of this book concern the
description of methods for studying language in the brain, the interaction
between language and cognition, discourse acquisition of children, literacy
acquisition and its precursors, the use and acquisition of the sign
language, models and training of writing and reading, nonverbal
communicative competence, media competence, communication training,
developmental dyslexia, the treatment of stuttering, and the description of
language disorders.

- provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the
context of communication competence
- includes articles from international experts in the field
- deals with the foundations of communicative competence, language
acquisition, adult competence, competence training and language therapy

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language and Social Interaction
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783110199000
Pages: 538
Prices: EuropeEURO 39.95