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Description - Pragmatic Development in a Second Language by Gabriele Kasper

The volume offers the first book-length treatment of second and foreign language learners' acquisition of pragmatics. Previous edited collections have focused on pragmatics in second language use and on instruction in pragmatics, whereas reports on interlanguage pragmatic development have been confined to the journal literature. Beginning with a survey of the significantly better developed field of first language developmental pragmatics, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of developmental interlanguage pragmatics, presenting an up-to-date account of research findings and covering such central issues as the theoretical and empirical approaches to L2 pragmatic development, the relationship of pragmatic and grammatical development, and the influence of learning contexts, instruction, and individual differences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631234302
ISBN-10: 0631234306
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 166mm x 19mm)
Pages: 364
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gabriele Kasper

Gabriele Kasper (Dr. phil.) is Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai'i, where she teaches in the M.A. in ESL, Ph.D. in SLA, and Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies programs. Her most recent books are Misunderstanding in Social Life: Discourse Approaches to Problematic Talk, co-edited with Juliane House and Steven Ross (2003) and Pragmatics in Language Teaching, co-edited with Ken Rose (2001). Other books include Communication Strategies (Kasper & Kellerman, Eds., 1997), Interlanguage Pragmatics (Kasper & Blum-Kulka, Eds., 1993), and Cross-cultural Pragmatics (Blum-Kulka, House, & Kasper, Eds., 1989). Kenneth R. Rose holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Communication at City University of Hong Kong, where he teaches in the BATESL and MATESL programs, and supervises M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. Before coming to Hong Kong, he taught at universities in Japan and the United States. His main research interests are interlanguage pragmatics and research methods. He has co-edited one book, Pragmatics in Language Teaching (Rose & Kasper, Eds., 2001), and his work has appeared in journals such as Applied Linguistics; IRAL; JALT Journal; Journal of Pragmatics; Language, Culture and Curriculum; Language Learning; and Studies in Second Language Acquisition, as well as in a number of edited volumes.

Books By Gabriele Kasper

Misunderstanding in Social Life by Gabriele Kasper
Hardback, July 2016
Pragmatics in Language Teaching by Gabriele Kasper
Paperback, October 2001
Communication Strategies by Gabriele Kasper
Paperback, September 1997
Interlanguage Pragmatics by Gabriele Kasper
Hardback, May 1993