1st Edition

Second Language Pragmatics From Theory to Research

    250 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    250 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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





    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.

    "[A]n exceptionally valuable asset to the field, reviewing the existing methodologies and putting forward innovative methodologies along with their appropriate data collection methods for production and comprehension, an almost overlooked side of the continuum. … All in all, Second Language Pragmatics: From Theory to Practice is of exquisite quality, making it, undoubtedly, one of the most invaluable recent publications within the realm of L2 pragmatics."

    Zohreh R. Eslami, Texas A&M University and Ali Derakhshan, Golestan University, in Intercultural Pragmatics 16(5)