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

By: Asha Tickoo

Price: $17.40

Quantity: 500 available


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: Environmental Studies, India,

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