Context in Language Learning and Language Understanding

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Kirsten Malmkj'r, John Williams
Cambridge University Press, Oct 8, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 198 pages
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The papers in this volume represent the views of a range of experts in a variety of language-related disciplines on the role which context plays in language learning and language understanding. The authors provide various theoretical constructs which help impose order on the apparent chaos of contextual factors which may have an influence on the production and comprehension of speech events. They focus on a variety of types of context, including the context established by different speech communities, interpersonal contexts, the classroom context, and the context provided by the linguistic code itself. The papers illustrate how the treatment of context varies across the disciplines of linguistics, historical stylistics, applied linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Each paper is prefaced by an editorial introduction to help the reader trace out common themes and points of conflict.
 

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Contents

The conditions of contextual meaning
6
Introduction to Fillmores chapter
24
Introduction to Blakemores chapter
42
Introduction to Clarks chapter
60
Introduction to Kellermans chapter
88
Introduction to Allwrights chapter
113
languagechange
137
Introduction to Browns chapter
169
Index
193
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