This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Cross-Linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning
This book explores the importance of cross-linguistic similarity in foreign language learning. Similarities can be perceived in the form of simplified one-to-one relationships or merely assumed. The book outlines the different roles of L1 transfer on comprehension and on production, and on close and distant target languages.
Key Features: - Argues that second/foreign language learning should be split into two types: learning for comprehension and learning for production - Also provides a survey of research in the learning of English in Finland