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Title: An introduction to pragmatics: social action for language
Author: Janet M. Fuller
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Institution: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Pragmatics
Abstract: AN INTRODUCTION TO PRAGMATICS: SOCIAL ACTION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS.
Virginia LoCastro. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press,
2003. Pp. xi + 366. $27.50 paper.


This book is intended as a textbook for students in language teaching training programs and fulfills this goal as a readable and comprehensive introduction to the field of pragmatics with an emphasis on topics that inform second language research and teaching. Respect for this diverse audience is reflected in the examples selected, which come from a variety of languages and social contexts. Although I am not wholly positive about some aspects of the presentation of the material, as will be shown, overall the text is one I would recommend.


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This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 27, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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