Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.
This volume presents a wide ranging overview of key theoretical and
practical issues, empirical research and various analyses of pragmatic
phenomena that will certainly be most useful and helpful to students and
researchers in pragmatics and other linguistic disciplines and, of course,
to L2 teachers. It is divided into five parts that include chapters
addressing cognitive issues on L2 teaching, how and what to teach when
dealing with specific speech acts, intercultural aspects of communication,
the teaching of languages for academic and specific purposes and some other
methodological issues on pragmatics teaching.