LINGUIST List 31.1508

Mon May 04 2020

Books: Tasks, Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom: Martín-Laguna

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Date: 07-Apr-2020
From: Elinor Robertson <ElinorMultilingual-Matters.com>
Subject: Tasks, Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom: Martín-Laguna
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Title: Tasks, Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom
Subtitle: A Portrait of Adolescent Writing in Multiple Languages
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788923644

Author: Sofía Martín-Laguna
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788923644 Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 129.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788923644 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 89.95
Abstract:

This book reports on a longitudinal study of the acquisition of pragmatic markers in written discourse in a third language (English) by secondary students living in the bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) Valencian Community in Spain. It examines pragmatic transfer, specifically positive transfer, in multilingual students from a holistic perspective, taking into account their linguistic repertoire and using ecologically valid classroom writing tasks in a longitudinal study. It tackles the issue of task-based language teaching from a multilingual perspective by presenting a study which takes place in natural classroom contexts where real classroom tasks are used to explore the interaction between languages in multilinguals. The book combines a focus on multilingual language development and pragmatics and discusses the resources multilingual learners take to the classroom.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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