Second Language Learning in a Foreign Language Environment: A Pragma-Discoursal Account

By: Asha Tickoo

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The aspects of written discourse addressed in this collection of nine papers are represented in terms of the defining informational constraints on their standard use, and the associated pragma-discoursal impact on the message. Each of the first seven papers individually addresses a core feature of written discourse of challenge to the high–intermediate English as a Foreign Language learner, by examining how s/he tackles the very particular information-packaging directives that govern it. These seven papers cover a range of such features, from the micro- to the macro-level, including, reference framing, the marking of time and temporal passage, key intersentential relations and discoursal developments, and the signaling of genre. The eighth paper attempts a more general assessment of the information-design challenge that these facets of composing collectively constitute, and the last paper identifies, and accounts for, a common learning strategy that the typical foreign language context gives rise to. As a whole, the collection is a comprehensive but also deeply probing, first-of-its-kind pragma-discoursal study of how second-language writing is learned in a foreign language environment. Printed Pages: 264.

Title: Second Language Learning in a Foreign Language Environment: A Pragma-Discoursal Account

Author Name: Asha Tickoo

Categories: India, Environmental Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2016

ISBN: 8192047598

ISBN 13: 9788192047591

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 110986

Keywords: Second Language Learning in a Foreign Language Environment: A Pragma-Discoursal Account Asha Tickoo