LINGUIST List 26.2799

Mon Jun 08 2015

Books: L2 Pragmatic Development in Study Abroad Contexts: Ren

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Date: 08-Jun-2015
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Subject: L2 Pragmatic Development in Study Abroad Contexts: Ren
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Title: L2 Pragmatic Development in Study Abroad Contexts
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 186
Published: 2015
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Wei Ren
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313582 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 85.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313582 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 53.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034313582 Pages: 264 Price: Europe EURO 65.80

Pragmatic competence plays a key role in intercultural communication, particularly for students studying in a target community. This book investigates the effect of study abroad on second language learners’ productive and receptive pragmatic competences, as well as their cognitive processes during speech act production. It employs a variety of research instruments, both quantitative and qualitative, to explore learners’ pragmatic development over one year. The inclusion of a control group is a methodological strength of the longitudinal study, many such studies often not including a control group. In addition, the study longitudinally examines learners’ cognitive processes during study abroad with innovative and insightful analyses. The book makes an important contribution to second language pragmatics with regard to developmental changes in both speech act production and perception during such processes.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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Classiques Garnier
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Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
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International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
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