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Researching Sociopragmatic Variability: Perspectives from Variational, Interlanguage and Contrastive Pragmatics

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H Woodfield
Editor

Abstract

Researching Sociopragmatic Variability showcases a range of research approaches and brings together new findings from three key areas: variational pragmatics, interlanguage pragmatics and contrastive pragmatics. The volume investigates sociopragmatic variability across a range of discourse contexts and cultures and through the prism of different research frameworks and methodologies, with a particular focus on the implementation of particular speech acts and the use of pragmatic markers.

Individual chapters focus on variation across different languages and varieties of a language, investigating native and non-native usages, and how different language forms are used depending on the gender and age of the speaker, on the situation and on the person addressed, and how such usages might be taught. This book will be of great interest to researchers of sociopragmatic variability and L2 pedagogy as well as those involved in teaching a range of second languages.

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date Oct 1, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9781137373946
Institution Citation (2015). Researching Sociopragmatic Variability: Perspectives from Variational, Interlanguage and Contrastive Pragmatics
Keywords sociopragmatics, speech acts, pragmatic markers, interlanguage, contrastive, variational
Publisher URL https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137373946