Cross-Cultural Pragmatics and Foreign Language Learning (Hardcover)

Cross-Cultural Pragmatics and Foreign Language Learning By Juliane House, Daniel Z. Kádár Cover Image
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Cross-Cultural Pragmatics and Foreign Language Learning provides a new ground-breaking approach to the study of second language learning through the lens of cross-cultural pragmatics. Cross-cultural pragmatics involves the use of contrastive linguistic research, supported by a variety of methodologies such as surveys, interviews and discourse completion tests. A key strength of the speech act-centred interactional framework proposed is that it allows the reader to understand difficulties faced by foreign language learners through pragmatic evidence. An important advantage of this approach is that it consistently avoids ideological pre-assumptions and related overgeneralisations. The book presents the framework in a highly accessible and reader-friendly way and illustrates how to put this framework to use with a number of case studies. The authors are internationally leading experts of pragmatics and applied linguistics whose work is a must-read for both academics and students focusing on applied linguistics and second language learnings.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781399523226
ISBN-10: 1399523228
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: January 8th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English