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Query:   Interlanguage Pragmatics
Author:  Yanmei Zheng
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Pragmatics

Summary:   DEAR ALL,

I POSTED A QUERY ABOUT INTERLANGUAGE PRAGMATICS (TRANSFER) AT THE END OF OCTOBER TO LINGUISTLIST. AND I RECEIVED SEVERAL RESPONSES FROM THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE. I HERE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THEM AND I POST A SUMMARY ON THE LIST. I AM VERY SORRY TO HAVE DELAYED THE SUMMARY.

RROSS@EXPRESSMAIL.NET
JFTHIELS@AOL.COM
PICARD@VAX2.CONCORDIA.CA
HARDISO2@PILOT.MSU.EDU
WALTEJ@MAIL.BIU.AC.IL
XDENG@BLUERING.COWAN.EDU.AU
NIKAZM@EAGLE.CC.UKANS.EDU
C.BUBEL@RZ.UNI-SB.DE
SONTHAMA IN LONDON UNIVERSITY

I AM WORKING ON INTERLANGUAGE PRAGMATICS, TRYING TO FIND OUT THE CORRELATION BETWEEN L2 PROFICIENCY AND PRAGMATIC TRANSFER, FURTHER INVESTIGATING THE PRAGMATIC TEACHABILITY. AND THE FOLLOWING IS THE SUGGESTIONS:

1) ANNA WIERZBICKA'S BOOK ON THIS TOPIC: TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS: STUDIES AND MONOGRAPHS 53: CROSS-CULTURAL PRAGMATICS, THE SEMANTICS OF HUMAN INTERACTION. BERLIN / NEW YORK: MOUTON DE GRUYTER, 1991.

2)CHECK OUT THE CONCEPT OF SPRECHBUND IN CENTRAL EUROPE; IT REFERS TO INTERLINGUISTIC METAPRAGMATIC CONTINUITIES AMONG PEOPLES THAT FORMED PART OF EARLIER STATES (AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE). APPARENTLY, DESPITE GREAT DIFFERENCES IN SYNTACTIC/LEXICAL/SEMANTIC SYSTEMS, THEY SHARE A LOT OF PRAGMATIC OVERLAP IN REAL-TIME DISCOURSE; MORE THAN WITH PEOPLE WHO SHARE THEIR LANGUAGE BUT DO NOT HAVE THE SAME HISTORY.

3)''INTERCUULTURAL COMMUNICATION AT WORK'' THAT JUST APPEARED; IT MAY HAVE SOME INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL FIND USEFUL.

4) MARC PICARD RECOMMENDED ME 11 RECORDS FROM MLA DATABASE

5) DEBRA M. HARDISON SUGGESTED THAT I SHOULD RESORT TO THE JOURNALS OF ''STUDIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION'', ''TESOL QUARTERLY'', ''APPLIED LINGUISTICS'', ''LANGUAGE LEARNING'', AND BOOKS PUBLISHED BY GABRIELE KASPER AND KATLEEN BARDOVI-HARLIG, AND ''INTERLANGUAGE PRAGMATICS'' WAS PUBLISHED IN 1993 BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, EDITED BY G. KASPER AND
S. BLUM-KULKA.

6) CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION, URL:HTTP://DEIL.LANG.UIUC.EDU/PRAGMATICS/CONFERENCE99.HTML

7) JOEL WALTERS SUGGESTED ME TO BEGIN WITH THE WORK OF SHOSHANA BLUM-KULKA, JULIANE HOUSE. THEIR BOOK ON CROSS-CULTURAL SPEECH ACTS HAS A GOOD SET OF REFERENCES.

8) NIKAZM REFERRED ME TO THE BOOKS ON PRAGMATIC TRANSFER AND CROSS-CULTURAL PRAGMATIC FAILURE AND ELLIS, R. (1994) THE STUDY OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. NEW YORK: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

9) CLAUDIA BUBEL REFERRED ME TO THE BOOK: EISENSTEIN, MIRIAM R. 1989. THE DYNAMIC INTERLANGUAGE: EMPIRICAL STUDIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE VARIATION. NEW YORK: PLENUM.

10) KASPER, GABRIELE AND ERIC KELLERMAN (EDS.) 1997 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES. LONDON: LONGMAN.


YANMEI ZHENG (ZHENG98@163.NET)
GUANGDONG UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES
P.R.CHINA

LL Issue: 10.1804
Date Posted: 27-Nov-1999
Original Query: Read original query