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Letras de Hoje

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2016

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Theme: Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition
(v. 52, n. 3, July/September 2017)
Guest editors: Cristina Becker Lopes-Perna (PUCRS) e Anne O´Keeffe (Mary Immaculate College - Limerick, Irlanda)


Research in pragmatics evolved from its beginnings presenting different theoretical focuses, making interfaces with cognition, communication and formal grammar and thus making it very difficult to define. Kasper (1996) defines interlanguage pragmatics as the ''study of the pragmatic knowledge in second language acquisition.'' O'Keeffe, Clancy and Adolphs (2011) describe pragmatics as the study of interpretation of intended meaning in context. Kasper and Rose (2012) point out that the interpretation of meaning in the second language environment will benefit from contributions of pragmatics, especially in the area of pragmatic development in L2 acquisition contexts. This edition aims to showcase the breadth of research being carried out on topics related to the acquisition of pragmatic competence in additional language contexts from a range of perspectives, such as theoretical, historical, corpus-based approaches and experimental methodologies, among others.

Submission: 15th December 2016.
Intended publication date: July 2017.

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