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Title: Pragmatic Variation in First and Second Language Contexts
Subtitle: Methodological issues
Edited By: J. Cesar Felix-Brasdefer
Dale A. Koike
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 31

Departing from Schneider and Barron (2008), representing the emerging field of Variational Pragmatics, this volume examines pragmatic variation focusing on methods utilized to collect and analyze data in a variety of first (L1) and second (L2) language contexts. The objectives are to: (1) examine variation in such areas of pragmatics as speech acts, conventional expressions, metapragmatics, stance, frames, mitigation, communicative action, (im)politeness, and implicature; and (2) critically review central methodological concerns relevant for research in pragmatic variation, such as coding, ethical issues, qualitative and quantitative methods, and individual variation. Theoretical frameworks vary from variationist and interactional sociolinguistics, to variational pragmatics. This collection contains eleven chapters by leading scholars, including two state-of-the art chapters on key methodological issues of pragmatic variation study. Given the theoretical perspectives, methodological focus, and analyses, the book will be of interest to those who study pragmatics, discourse analysis, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and language variation.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027218728
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027273277
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