Learning Pragmatics from Native and Nonnative Language Teachers

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  • Copyright: 2018-05-31
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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This book deals with intercultural pragmatics and how both nonnative teachers (NNTs) and native teachers (NTs) may enhance their classroom instruction regarding target language (TL) pragmatics. It focuses primarily on the experiences of instructors as they teach their learners about the pragmatics of the TL, both in second and foreign language learning settings. It makes clear that there are aspects of teaching pragmatics where it may help to be an NT and other areas where it may help to be an NNT and proposes creative ideas that both sets of teachers may draw on to compensate for gaps in their knowledge. Further themes in the book include ideas for motivating students who want to learn about pragmatics, the role of technology in teaching and learning pragmatics, the role of learning strategies, the assessment of pragmatics and ways to research pragmatics. The book will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators and students interested in researching and improving the teaching of pragmatics.

Author Biography

Andrew D. Cohen is Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, USA. He has published extensively in the areas of pragmatics, language assessment, and language learner strategies, and frequently presents his research at international conferences. He was the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award from the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). He is also a hyperpolyglot, currently on his 13th language, Mandarin.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Pragmatics for Learners and Teachers

Chapter 2: The Development of Pragmatic Ability (with Lauren Wyner)

Chapter 3: The Handling of Pragmatics by Native and Nonnative Teachers

Chapter 4: What Native and Nonnative Teachers Know About Pragmatics and What They Report Doing

Chapter 5: Basic Issues in the Teaching of Pragmatics (with Lauren Wyner)

Chapter 6: Ideas for Teaching Pragmatics and for Motivating Learners

Chapter 7: The Role of Technology in Teaching and Learning Pragmatics

Chapter 8: The Learning of Pragmatics

Chapter 9: The Assessment of Pragmatics

Chapter 10: Researching Pragmatics

Chapter 11: Conclusions


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