Third Language Learners: Pragmatic Production and Awareness

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 184 pages
The book aims to provide a bridge between two applied linguistics subfields, namely those of interlanguage pragmatics and third language acquisition. It examines the production and identification of request acts formulas on the part of bilingual learners of English in the Valencian Community (Spain). Previous to the empirical study itself, we present an overview of the theoretical background and the sociolinguistic context where the experiment was conducted.
 

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Contents

Third Language Acquisition
9
Introduction
50
The Pragmatic Component of Communicative Competence
57
Interlanguage Pragmatics
67
The Speech Act of Requesting
75
Language Learning and Use in
85
The Method
101
The Role of Pragmatic Instruction in Developing Foreign
114
Effects of Proficiency Level on Pragmatic Production
131
The Effects of the Task on Pragmatic Production
140
The Role of Bilingualism in Pragmatic Awareness
153
Pragmatic Production and Awareness of Third Language
163
References
171
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Maria Pilar Safont JordÓ is currently a researcher and teaching assistant at the Department of English Studies at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellˇ (Spain). She has carried out various studies on the development of pragmatic competence by third language learners of English. Her research interests include interlanguage pragmatics and third language acquisition.

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