Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics: Learning how to Do Things with Words in a Study Abroad Context
Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics provides readers with a much-needed insight into the development of pragmatic competence, an area of research long neglected in interlanguage pragmatics. The longitudinal investigation which provides the basic material for this book consists of a corpus of requests, offers and refusals of offers elicited from Irish learners of German over a ten-month study abroad period using production questionnaires and a variety of metapragmatic instruments. The analysis focuses on developments in these learners' knowledge of discourse structure, pragmatic routines and internal modification. Findings present valuable information pertaining to the process of acquisition of pragmatic competence. They also point to the favourable but imperfect nature of the study abroad context for the development of pragmatic competence. A comprehensive discussion of theoretical and methodological issues, an in-depth analysis and an extensive bibliography make this book of interest to both researchers and students in interlanguage pragmatics, cross-cultural pragmatics, German as a foreign language and study abroad research.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 A pragmatic approach
Chapter 3 Acquisitional issues in learner pragmatics
Chapter 4 Experimental design
Chapter 5 A pragmatic analysis
Chapter 6 Conclusion
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abroad questionnaire abroad students Applied Linguistics assessment Blum-Kulka CCSARP complex conventionally indirect head conventionally indirect strategies cross-cultural culture development of L2 Developmental focus differences discourse downgrader types downtoner elicited example exchange structure FDCT foreign language German NS data grammar head act strategies hearer illocutionary force illocutions increase indirect head act informants initial input interaction interlanguage pragmatics investigation IrEng NS Irish English Irish learners Kasper L2 norm L2 pragmatic competence L2-like Language Learning Language Teaching learner data lexical and phrasal Lift Bag metapragmatic modal particles native speakers negative NS level offer-refusal exchanges overgeneralisation particular phrasal downgraders pragmalinguistic pragmatic failure pragmatic knowledge pragmatic routines pragmatic transfer present learners present study production questionnaire proficiency question refusals of offers relative reoffers request realisations request situations request strategies roleplay Second Language Acquisition social sociopragmatic speech act study abroad suggested syntactic downgraders Table target speech community University utterance World Wide Web