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Corpus Pragmatics - Springer

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This journal offers a forum for theoretical and applied linguists to publish and discuss research in the new linguistic discipline that stands at the intersection of corpus linguistics and pragmatics. The objective is to develop pragmatics with the aid of quantitative corpus methodology.
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New journal of corpus linguistics and pragmatics
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European LSP association: 2012 proceedings

Languages Faculty of the University of La Coruña (Spain).
From 5 to 7 September, 2013.
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Plenary by J-C Bertin, papers on pragmatics, corpus linguistics and LSP teaching in general

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Teaching interlanguage pragmatics

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Second Language Pragmatics is defined by Yule (1996) as “meaning as communicated by a speaker (or writer) and interpreted by a listener (or reader)” (pp.3-4), pragmatics entails the various dimensions of interaction that guide speakers on what to say and listeners on ways to interpret what is being said.  In both foreign and second language classrooms, explicit pragmatic instruction can have a strong impact on the development of successful interpersonal speaking skills. 


Pragmatic dimensions can be embedded in lessons starting at novice-level courses and continuing through the advanced and superior level courses.  Learning strategies for considering each dimension can be helpful in making strategic language choices for successful interaction.

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Activities for teaching aspects of pragmatics to second language learners, designed by students of Julie Sykes at CASLS at the University of Oregon. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Developing L2 Pragmatics: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

Presentation accompanying "Developing L2 Pragmatics," by Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, published in the first issue of the Currents in Language Learning Series, issue 63:S1 of Language Learning: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lang.2013.63.issue-s1/issuetoc

 

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Overview of research into "how learners come to know how-to-say-what-to-whom-when."  This 40-minute slide presentation by the author offers a useful way in to her state-of-the-art article on second language pragmatics; the Language Learning article itself is open access.

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:41 AM

I haven't managed to get access to the article. I'm not sure if it's still available, but I suppose the presentation takes the paper content into account anyway

Shona Whyte's comment, May 9, 2013 10:30 AM
Hi Carmenne. Still open access, I fixed the link above.
Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's comment, May 10, 2013 2:10 PM
Thanks Shona :)
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Technology and study abroad: Godwin-Jones, 2016

In this column we will be looking at the varied roles that technology can play in the study abroad experience. Some argue that the availability of Internet- based social media while abroad is for language learning and cross -cultural understanding at best a distraction and at worst an inhibitor of full engagement in the target culture, inevitably leading to less exposure to the target language and therefore fewer opportunities for language proficiency gains. I will be arguing that, in fact, technology can play a positive role, particularly if students are provided with appropriate guidance and support. The main areas to be discussed are the personal and learning benefits of technology use while abroad, the formation of second-language identities , the affordances for pragmatic language development , the integration of mobile devices for place -based language learning, and the opportunities for enhancement of intercultural communication competence .
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Teaching Pragmatics | American English

Teaching Pragmatics explores the teaching of pragmatics through lessons and activities.
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This looks like a nice resource for teachers with practical lesson ideas for different aspects of pragmatics (speech acts like apologies, refusals, negotiating conversation and so on). Lots of clicking to find only PDFs in the end, but names I recognise (Salsbury, Kontra). Planning to use if for training new teachers this fall.

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Aisha Siddiqa's curator insight, April 1, 2016 10:29 AM

This looks like a nice resource for teachers with practical lesson ideas for different aspects of pragmatics (speech acts like apologies, refusals, negotiating conversation and so on). Lots of clicking to find only PDFs in the end, but names I recognise (Salsbury, Kontra). Planning to use if for training new teachers this fall.

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The Melody of English: webinar summary

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The full title of this webinar - The Melody of English: Research and Resources for Teaching the Pragmatic Functions of Intonation - is a real mouthful and it was the very first PronSIG event that I...
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Clear and well-structured overview by Adi Rajan of a webinar by Marnie Reed and Tamara Jones, including rationale for teaching intonation in English plus teaching activities and an up-to-date reference list.

 

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Discourse Pragmatics in Spanish L2 - Félix- Brasdefer, Indiana University

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Resources in Pragmatics and Spanish Linguistics
Conversando en Español Lengua y Cultura

With useful information and pedagogical materials for teaching and learning pragmatics and general linguistics, for

language instructorsstudentsresearchers
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I can't speak to the Spanish side of the equation, but this looks like a great resource on pragmatics for English-speaking learners of Spanish, including some theoretical background, references, authentic resources, and teaching materials.

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