Pragmatic Development in a Second Language

  • Publish Date: 2003-07-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Gabriele Kasper;Kenneth R. Rose
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This volume offers the first book-length treatment of second and foreign language learners' acquisition of pragmatics. It provides an up-to-date account of research findings and covers such central topics as the theoretical and empirical approaches to L2 pragmatic development, the relationship of pragmatic and grammatical development, the role of different learning contexts, the effect of instruction, and individual differences.

  • Comprehensive discussion of developmental interlanguage pragmatics, presenting an up-to-date account of research findings
  • Key source for researchers and graduate students working in applied linguistics, second language studies, pragmatics, discourse, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics