Third Language Learners
Pragmatic Production and Awareness
Maria Pilar Safont Jorda
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- 06 Apr 2005
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It is an important and timely book at the intersection of interlanguage pragmatics and TLA.
Qichang Ye, Linguistlist 16.2502
The study is an important contribution to the emerging body of scholarship on TLA. It stimulates researchers who want to learn more about multilingualism to conduct further inquiry.
Inez De Florio-Hansen, University of Kassel, in International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 10:2
This book provides an excellent insight into the plurilingual societies that characterize present-day Europe. This volume has something for everyone: pragmatists, scholars in bilingual education, scholars interested in research methods, and acquisitionists with an interest in the interaction between explicit instruction and individual variables. We hope that this young scholar continues her line of work, which holds so much promise.
Cristina Sanz, Georgetown University, in Modern Language Journal 91.1 (2007)
This book is a welcome addition to the research fields of language acquisition and interlanguage pragmatics. It makes an important contribution to the growing knowledge base on learning how to make requests in a third language, and on the role of bilingualism in third language acquisition.
Liang Chen, University of Georgia
"This volume makes a valuable contribution for both experts and beginners in the fields of interlanguage pragmatics and third language acquisition"
Stephen van Vlack, Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea
Third Language Learners is an important and timely book at the intersection of interlanguage pragmatics and third language acquisition. The book focuses on two crucial facets of the acquisition of English as a third language by mono- and bilingual learners: pragmatic competence and pragmatic awareness. It presents original research, which not only enriches our knowledge of the benefits of pragmatic instruction, but is also eminently useful for language educators around the world.
Professor Juliane House, University of Hamburg, Germany
Maria Pilar Safont JordÓ is currently a researcher and teaching assistant at the Department of English Studies at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellˇ (Spain). She has carried out various studies on the development of pragmatic competence by third language learners of English. Her research interests include interlanguage pragmatics and third language acquisition.
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