Pragmatic Development in a Second Language
July 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
- Comprehensive discussion of developmental interlanguage pragmatics, presenting an up-to-date account of research findings
- Key source for researchers and graduate students working in applied linguistics, second language studies, pragmatics, discourse, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics
2. Theories of Second Language.
Theories and Constructs.
Explaining Pragmatic Development.
3. Methods in Pragmatics Research.
Approaches to Pragmatics across the Social Sciences.
Oral and Narrative Self-reports.
4. Patterns of Second Language Pragmatic Development.
Pragmatic and Discourse Ability.
Pragmatic Transfer and Development.
5. The Development of Pragmatics and Grammar.
Re-opening the Research Agenda.
Pragmatics Precedes Grammar.
Grammar Precedes Pragmatics.
Pragmatics and Grammar in Developmental Perspective.
6. Learning Context and Learning Opportunities.
Length of Residence as a Factor in Pragmatic Development: The Longer the Better?.
Input and Interaction in Non-instructional Settings.
Input in Instructional Settings.
Comparing L2 Pragmatic Learning in Foreign and Second Language Settings.
7. The Role of Instruction in Learning Second Language Pragmatics.
Research on Instructed Second Language Acquisition.
Learner Characteristics and Learning Contexts.
Instruction versus Exposure.
Different Teaching Approaches.
Theories and Research Methods.
8. Individual Differences in the Acquisition of Second Language Pragmatics.
Social and Psychological Distance.
Beyond Individual Differences: Social Identity in Learning L2 Pragmatics.
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.
- The first book-length treatment of second and foreign language learners acquisition of pragmatics.
- Comprehensive discussion of developmental interlanguage pragmatics, presenting an up-to-date account of research findings.
- Key source for researchers and graduate students working in applied linguistics, second language studies, pragmatics, discourse, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.