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Second Language Pragmatics

From Theory to Research, 1st Edition

By Jonathan Culpeper, Alison Mackey, Naoko Taguchi


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Second Language Pragmatics: From Theory to Research aims to reinvigorate this field, pointing the way forward to new methodologies that can drive, or be driven by, new theoretical developments. With a unique combination of leading international expertise in general pragmatics, L2 pragmatics, and research methodology, the authors describe in detail the methods, including the most recent techniques, by which pragmatics of all types can be pursued in L2 contexts. This volume argues that L2 pragmatics research needs to expand from its initial base by drawing from a wider range of sources, such as Corpus Linguistics and Psycholinguistics. Clear, accessible, and practical, Second Language Pragmatics will be valuable to novice and seasoned researchers alike in second language pragmatics, general pragmatics, and second language acquisition courses.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Second Language Pragmatics

2. Language production: The conceptual background

3. L2 pragmatic production: Data elicitation methods

4. Language comprehension and awareness: Conceptual background

5. Data Elicitation Methods in L2 Pragmatic Comprehension and Awareness

6. Interaction: Conceptual background

7. Data elicitation methods in L2 Pragmatic Interaction

8. Conclusions




About the Authors

Jonathan Culpeper is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University. His publications include Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence (2011) and Pragmatics and the English Language (2014; with Michael Haugh). Until recently, he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pragmatics.

Alison Mackey is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and Lancaster University. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. She is the co-editor of the Mildenberger prize-winning The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (2012; with Susan M. Gass).

Naoko Taguchi is Professor in the Modern Languages Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She has authored/co-authored several books, including Second Language Pragmatics (2017) and Developing Interactional Competence in a Japanese Study Abroad Context (2015). She is the co-editor of a new journal, Applied Pragmatics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics