Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.
Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
This cutting-edge volume describes the implications of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). Chapters in the first two sections identify theoretical and empirical strands of Cognitive Linguistics, presenting them as a coherent whole. Chapters in the third section discuss the relevance of Cognitive Linguistics to SLA and define a research agenda linking these fields with implications for language instruction. Its comprehensive range and tutorial-style chapters make this Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition a valuable resource for students and researchers alike.