1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics

Edited By Naoko Taguchi Copyright 2019
    536 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    536 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics is a comprehensive critical survey of the field of L2 pragmatics, collecting a number of chapters that highlight the key theories, methods, pedagogies, and research findings throughout its development over the last four decades.

    Demonstrating the ways in which pragmatics has long served as a lens through which to examine patterns of L2 development, the volume is divided into six parts which reflect the field’s structure and evolution:

    • Constructs and units of analysis

    • Theoretical approaches

    • Methodological approaches

    • Pedagogical approaches

    • Contexts and individual considerations

    • L2 pragmatics in the global era

    The handbook has a particular focus on covering not only traditional topics in the field, such as constructs of pragmatic competence (e.g., speech acts, implicature), teaching and assessment, and pragmatics learning in a study abroad program, but also emerging areas of study, including interactional pragmatics, intercultural pragmatics, usage-based approaches, corpus linguistics, and psycholinguistic experimentation.

    Each chapter introduces the topic and follows with a description of its theoretical underpinnings, an overview of existing literature, appraisal of current practice, concluding with a discussion of future directions for research and key readings.

    The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics is an essential resource for those with an interest in second language acquisition, pragmatics, and language teaching.


    The Routledge Handbook of SLA and Pragmatics

    Editor: Naoko Taguchi

    Table of Content

    Chapter 1 SLA and pragmatics: An overview

    Naoko Taguchi


    Chapter 2 Speech acts in interaction: Negotiating joint action in a second language

    J. César Félix-Brasdefer

    Chapter 3 Iimplicature comprehension in L2 pragmatics research

    Naoko Taguchi & Shota Yamaguchi

    Chapter 4 Routines in L2 pragmatics research

    Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

    Chapter 5 Humor in L2 pragmatics research

    Nancy Bell & Anne Pomerantz

    Chapter 6 Prosody in L2 pragmatics research

    Okim Kang & Alyssa Kermad

    Chapter 7 Interactional competence and L2 pragmatics

    Richard F. Young


    Chapter 8 Cognitive approaches in L2 pragmatics research

    Shuai Li

    Chapter 9 Language socialization and L2 pragmatics

    Wenhao Diao and Joy Maa

    Chapter 10 Vygotskian cultural-historical psychology in L2 pragmatics

    Rémi A. van Compernolle

    Chapter 11 Identity and agency in L2 pragmatics

    Noriko Ishihara

    Chapter 12 Interactional usage-based L2 pragmatics: From form-meaning pairings to construction-action relations

    Søren Wind Eskildsen & Gabriele Kasper


    Chapter 13 Data collection methods in L2 pragmatics research: An overview

    Thi Thuy Minh Nguyen

    Chapter 14 Mixed methods in L2 pragmatics research

    Steven J. Ross & Yoon Jee Hong

    Chapter 15 Conversation analysis in L2 pragmatics research

    Junko Mori & Hanh thi Nguyen

    Chapter 16 Corpus linguistics approach to L2 pragmatics research

    Shelley Staples and Julieta Fernández

    Chapter 17 Systemic functional linguistics and L2 pragmatics

    Marianna Ryshina-Pankova

    Chapter 18 Psycholinguistic approaches to L2 pragmatics research

    Thomas Holtgraves, Gyeongnam Kwon, and Tania Morales Zelaya


    Chapter 19 A meta-analysis of L2 pragmatics instruction

    Luke Plonsky & Jingyuan Zhuang

    Chapter 20 Assessment in L2 pragmatics

    Soo Jung Youn & Valeria Bogorevich

    Chapter 21 Instructional material development in L2 pragmatics

    Donna Tatsuki,

    Chapter 22 Task-Based Language Teaching and L2 Pragmatics

    Marta González-Lloret


    Chapter 23 L2 pragmatic development in study abroad settings

    Carmen Pérez-Vidal & Rachel Shively

    Chapter 24 L2 pragmatics learning in computer-mediated communication

    D. Joseph Cunningham

    Chapter 25 Pragmatics learning in digital games and virtual environments

    Julie M. Sykes & Sebastien Dubreil

    Chapter 26 Pragmatics in a language classroom

    Yumiko Tateyama

    Chapter 27 Pragmatics learning in the workplace

    Veronika Timpe-Laughlin

    Chapter 28 Individual learner considerations in SLA and L2 pragmatics

    Satomi Takahashi


    Chapter 29 Norms and variation in L2 pragmatics

    Anne Barron

    Chapter 30 Heritage learner pragmatics

    Yang Xiao-Desai

    Chapter 31 Intercultural competence and L2 pragmatics

    Jane Jackson

    Chapter 32 Multilingual pragmatics: Implicature comprehension in adult L2 learners and multilingual children

    Kyriakos Antoniou


    Naoko Taguchi is Professor in the Modern Languages Department at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.  She is the co-editor of Journal of Applied Pragmatics and serves/has served on the editorial board for the Modern Language Journal, Language Teaching, Japanese SLA, Study Abroad Research in Second Language Education and International Education, and Studies of Chinese Language Teaching Journal. She is also a member of the Executive Board of AAAL. Her primary research area is L2 pragmatics.

    "The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics fills a long-felt gap by providing such an intellectually provocative, theoretically robust, methodologically profound, and pedagogically applicable collection ... which offers plenty of food for thought for anyone interested in SLA and pragmatics."

    Ali Derakhshan, Golestan University, in Applied Linguistics

    "By exploring questions of great nuance, it represents a major contribution to our understanding of L2 pragmatics. [… T]his wide-ranging volume provides a highly accessible entry point to the long-standing relationship between pragmatics and SLA. […] Although the new millennium has witnessed a proliferation of L2 pragmatics research and teaching informed by SLA theories, this field is still dominated by European and North American voices. […] It is gratifying to note that this volume includes the many voices of Asian scholars whose work on the shifting conceptions of intercultural pragmatics contributes uniquely to some of the basic questions in L2 pragmatic acquisition and development research, namely, what is learned, how it is learned, and particularly why something is learned or not learned. […] Written by leading scholars in the field, the contributions have sought to demonstrate why pragmatics is a profitable arena for SLA research and how SLA provides theoretical frameworks and empirical methods to address the constructs and changes within pragmatic systems. [… T]he contributions in this volume have managed to balance input-based and output-based approaches, awareness and assessment issues, grammatical and prosodic choices, and well-established and newly-emerging domains."

    Xin Li, Shanghai International Studies University, in Journal of Linguistics