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Author Taguchi, Naoko, 1967-

Title Context, individual differences and pragmatic competence / Naoko Taguchi
Published Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Series Second language acquisition ; [62]
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England) ; 62
Contents Preface; 1 Context, Individual Differences and Pragmatic Development: An Introduction; 2 Longitudinal Studies in Interlanguage Pragmatics; 3 Theoretical Framework, Research Questions and Methodology of the Study; 4 Patterns and Rate of Pragmatic Development; 5 Individual Differences in Pragmatic Development; 6 Summary and Conclusion; Appendix A: Language Contact Profile (LCP); Appendix B: Descriptive Statistics of LCP Results; Appendix C: Pragmatic Listening Test (PLT) Items; Appendix D: Pragmatic Speaking Test (PST) Situational Scenarios
Appendix E: Evaluation of Speech Acts: Grammar Rating ScaleAppendix F: Evaluation of Speech Acts: Appropriateness Rating Scale; Appendix G: Grammar Test for Target Pragmalinguistic Features; Appendix H: Coding Frameworks for Speech Act Expressions; References; Index
Summary This book describes second language learners' development of pragmatic competence - the appropriate language use in a social context. It reveals patterns of development across different aspects of pragmatic abilities measured over one year and presents rich descriptions of participants' experiences and the individual characteristics that shaped their developmental trajectories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-305) and index
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Subject Communicative competence.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Japan.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011048968
ISBN 1280120908
1847696104 (electronic bk.)
9781847696106 (electronic bk.)