Pragmatics Applied to Language Teaching and Learning
Editor: Reyes Gómez Morón, Manuel Padilla Cruz, Lucía Fernández Amaya and María de la O Hernández López
Date Of Publication: Jul 2009
This volume presents a wide ranging overview of key theoretical and practical issues, empirical research and various analyses of pragmatic phenomena that will certainly be most useful and helpful to students and researchers in pragmatics and other linguistic disciplines and, of course, to L2 teachers. It is divided into five parts that include chapters addressing cognitive issues on L2 teaching, how and what to teach when dealing with specific speech acts, intercultural aspects of communication, the teaching of languages for academic and specific purposes and some other methodological issues on pragmatics teaching.
Reyes Gómez Morón is a Lecturer at the Department of Philology and Translation (Pablo de Olavide University, Seville). She holds a PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Seville. She currently co-ordinates the research group. Her research interests and publications focus on pragmatics and teaching both English and Spanish as second languages, sociopragmatics (politeness theory), cross-cultural pragmatics, and discourse analysis.
Manuel Padilla Cruz is currently a Lecturer at the Department of English Language (University of Seville). He holds a PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Seville. His research interests and publications deal mainly with cognitive and social pragmatics (relevance theory and politeness theory, respectively). He has also made research in historical, interlanguage and cross-cultural pragmatics.
Lucía Fernández Amaya is a Lecturer at the Department of Philology and Translation (Pablo de Olavide University, Seville). She holds a PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Seville. Her research interests and publications focus on pragmatics and translation, sociopragmatics (politeness theory), interlanguage and cross-cultural pragmatics, discourse analysis and teaching pragmatics to ESL learners.
María de la O Hernández López is a Lecturer at the Department of Philology and Translation (Pablo de Olavide University, Seville). She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of London and is about to finish her PhD dissertation in Cross-cultural Pragmatics. Her research interests and publications focus on pragmatics, intercultural communication and international negotiation in institutional settings.
"Pragmatics is of central importance in foreign and second language teaching and learning, and yet many people are unclear about how and why this is so. This volume provides a wide ranging exploration of the area, offering extensive evidence for the advantages of including pragmatic issues in the learning and/or teaching curriculum."
- Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey, Director, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick
"This volume is a valuable resource for everyone interested in the pragmatics of foreign/second language teaching and learning. It brings together innovative research from a variety of perspectives within different sub-fields of pragmatics that has important implications for the F/SL classroom. It goes beyond traditional topics of research in the study of pragmatics and F/SL teaching and learning, such as speech act realization, into the examination of small talk phenomena, for example. It also considers the application of certain theories and models from other disciplines (e.g. computer science) for the development of tools that can facilitate the teaching/learning of pragmatics."
- María Elena Placencia, Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London (School of Languages, Linguistics and Culture).
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