Interlanguage Pragmatics Of The Apology

Interlanguage Pragmatics Of The Apology

by Maria Shardakova
     
 

Learning a language goes beyond acquisition of alinguistic system and includes the knowledge of whenand how to use linguistic forms appropriately invarying socio-cultural contexts. Over the pastdecade, the discussion of educational objectives oflanguage teaching and learning has placed aparticular emphasis on developing cross-culturalawareness. This book investigates… See more details below

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Learning a language goes beyond acquisition of alinguistic system and includes the knowledge of whenand how to use linguistic forms appropriately invarying socio-cultural contexts. Over the pastdecade, the discussion of educational objectives oflanguage teaching and learning has placed aparticular emphasis on developing cross-culturalawareness. This book investigates the development ofintercultural pragmatic competence by American adultlearners of Russian in relation to both advancementin linguistic proficiency and study abroadexperience, lending empirical support to the conceptof language learning as acquisition of both alinguistic system and accompanying socio-culturalknowledge. Communicative norms of contemporarycolloquial Russian are surveyed, includinggender-related and generational variations.Recommendations for teaching and assessment areprovided, as well as suggestions for study abroadplanning.

This book will be useful to second languageprofessionals, researchers and teachers alike,particularly those interested in interlanguage andcross-cultural pragmatics, as well as those involvedin formulating study abroad policies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783639140798
Publisher:
VDM Verlag
Publication date:
04/10/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.37(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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