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Alcón Soler, Eva; and Martínez-Flor, Alicia, eds.
Investigating Pragmatics in Foreign Language Learning, Teaching and Testing
Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2008
266 p., Paperback
Investigating Pragmatics in Foreign Language Learning, Teaching and Testing brings together research that investigates the three areas of learning, teaching and testing the pragmatic competence of foreign language learners in different formal language learning settings. The number and variety of languages involved both as the first language (e.g.English, Finnish, Iranian, Spanish, Japanese) as well as the target foreign language (e.g. English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish) makes the volume specially attractive for language educators in different sociocultural foreign language contexts. Additionally, the different approaches adopted by the researchers participating in this volume, such as information processing, sociocultural, language socialization, computer-mediated or conversation analysis should be of interest to graduate students and researchers working in the area of second language acquisition.