Developing Contrastive Pragmatics
Interlanguage and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Ed. by Pütz, Martin / Neff-van Aertselaer, JoAnne
Series:Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] 31
Aims and Scope
The present volume is a collection of papers on Contrastive Pragmatics, involving research on interlanguage and cross-cultural perspectives with a focus on second language acquisition contexts. The subdiscipline of pragmatics is seen from a multilingual and multicultural perspective thus contributing to an emerging field of study, i.e. intercultural pragmatics which can be made fruitful to second language teaching/learning and contrastive analysis. The book is an important contribution to general linguistics, pragmatics, cross-cultural communication, second language acquisition, as well as minority issues in multilingual settings.
"[...] this collection of papers offers a number of valuable contributions from some of the top researchers in first and second language pragmatics."
Russel Arent in: Studies in Second Hand Acquisition 4/2009