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First book to combine research on three key areas of SLA literature: pragmatics, task-based language teaching and multilingual classrooms

Martín-Laguna, Sofía

Tasks, Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom

A Portrait of Adolescent Writing in Multiple Languages

Series:Second Language Acquisition

MULTILINGUAL MATTERS

    259,90 € / $299.90 / £209.90*

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    April 2020
    ISBN
    978-1-78892-365-1
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    This book reports on a longitudinal study of the acquisition of pragmatic markers in written discourse in a third language (English) by secondary students living in the bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) Valencian Community in Spain. It examines pragmatic transfer, specifically positive transfer, in multilingual students from a holistic perspective, taking into account their linguistic repertoire and using ecologically valid classroom writing tasks in a longitudinal study. It tackles the issue of task-based language teaching from a multilingual perspective by presenting a study which takes place in natural classroom contexts where real classroom tasks are used to explore the interaction between languages in multilinguals. The book combines a focus on multilingual language development and pragmatics and discusses the resources multilingual learners take to the classroom.

    Details

    176 pages
    MULTILINGUAL MATTERS
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text
    Keyword(s):
    pragmatics; tblt; multilingualism; task-based language teaching; second and third language acquisition; bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) context; pragmatic transfer; positive transfer; multilingual language development; multilingual learners in the classroom; SLA; interlanguage pragmatics

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    Martín-Laguna Sofía, Jaume I University, Castelló de la Plana, Spain.

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