Pragmatics in Language Teaching examines the acquisition of language use in social contexts in second and foreign language classrooms.
Included are 2 state-of-the-art survey chapters, and 11 chapters reporting the results of empirical research. The empirical studies cover three areas: incidental acquisition of pragmatics in instructed contexts, the effects of instruction in pragmatics, and the assessment of pragmatics ability. The studies address a number of areas in pragmatics, from speech acts and discourse markers to conversational routines and address terms, and represent a range of target languages and contexts in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
informs about different approaches to instruction in pragmatics and assessment of pragmatic ability in a second and foreign language
presents a variety of theoretical and research approaches to investigate instructional options