An Introduction to Pragmatics: Social Action for Language Teachers

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University of Michigan Press, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 366 pages
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An Introduction to Pragmatics is designed for use in introductory courses in pragmatics (both undergraduate and graduate level) for students preparing to teach. By including the perspective of ESL and EFL educators, this book provides prospective teachers with an understanding of pragmatics that will help them:
integrate the teaching of pragmatic competence in language programs and materials
understand the problems learners have with comprehension of messages requiring cognitive processing beyond that of the spoken or written word
evaluate textbooks and materials as well as assessment procedures for language proficiency
assess the value of communicative language teaching practices
assist learners in developing strategies to handle misunderstandings and other communication problems
expand knowledge of how language is used in the world by people in everyday situations, including classrooms

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