LINGUIST List 32.2131

Mon Jun 21 2021

Books: Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA: Attardo, Pickering

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Date: 21-Jun-2021
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Subject: Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA: Attardo, Pickering
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Title: Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA
Published: 2021
Publisher: Wiley

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Author: Salvatore Attardo
Author: Lucy Pickering
Electronic: ISBN: 9781119554288 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 36
Paperback: ISBN: 9781119554257 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 44.95

"Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA" offers an in-depth description of key areas of linguistic pragmatics and a review of how those topics can be applied to pedagogy in the fields of second language acquisition (SLA) and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals who have an interest in teaching pragmatics (speech acts, the cooperative principle, deixis, politeness theory, and more) in second language contexts.

This book introduces technical terminology and concepts—including the fundamentals of semantics and semiotics—in simple language, and it provides illuminating examples, making it an excellent choice for readers with an elementary linguistics background who wish to further their knowledge of pragmatics. It also covers more advanced pragmatics topics, including stance, indexicality, and pragmatic appropriateness. Key features include:

•A comprehensive introduction to pragmatics, covering meaning, speech acts, the cooperation principle, politeness, metapragmatics, and more

•A unique orientation toward practical application in second language acquisition studies and English-language instruction

•Two-part chapters clearly separating theoretical introductions from concrete, real-world applications of the theory

•Thorough coverage that is accessible to both students and professionals currently teaching English to speakers of other languages, including sample lesson plans

•Practical chapters on the interface between pragmatics and teaching, and on research design

"Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA" is a comprehensive and coherent introduction, perfect for students, researchers, and scholars of pragmatics, second language acquisition, language teaching, and intercultural communication. It is also an excellent resource for professionals in the field of English-language education.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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