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Second Language Pragmatics: From Theory to Research

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submitted on 2023-03-15, 11:51 and posted on 2023-07-13, 06:12 authored by Ali Derakhshani, Zohreh R. Eslami

Second Language Pragmatics

From Theory to Practice was written as a multidisciplinary collaboration by three outstanding and prolific authors from three different countries, each of whom propounds a different perspective on the field of second language pragmatics (henceforth L2 pragmatics). The main impetus behind the book is to revitalize the field of L2 pragmatics, both theoretically and methodologically, beyond the frameworks which have been highly influenced by politeness theory and discourse completion tasks. Although the authors are appreciative of these past endeavors, they re-conceptualize L2 pragmatics and incorporate innovative postulations and methodological techniques from general pragmatics, with the intention to benefit all types of pragmatics in L2 contexts. The authors strike a brilliant balance between L2 pragmatic production and comprehension by dedicating separate and well-rounded chapters to each. This captivating publication, intended to be of great interest to a wide range of readers, consists of eight chapters, preface and acknowledgments, glossary, a reference list, and an index for subjects and names. Apart from the introduction and conclusion, chapters are organized in pairs of two, conjoined in a way where conceptual underpinnings of language production, language comprehension, and interaction are first laid out, and then their opposite methods of data collection are delineated.

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Published in: Intercultural Pragmatics
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  • 2019

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