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The pragmatics of irony and banter.

Jobert, Manuel. Sorlin, Sandrine.

(2018)  | 9789027200532 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter is the first book-length study analysing irony and banter together. This approach, inherited from Geoffrey Leech's research, implies that the two notions are intrinsically related. In this thought-provoking volume, the various contributors (linguists, stylisticians,...

Speaking in a second language.

Alonso, Rosa Alonso.

(2018)  | 9789027200440 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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For millions of individuals all over the world, speaking in a second language is a daily activity. It is therefore important that research in applied linguistics should contribute empirically to the study of second language spoken interaction. The aim of this volume is to make such a contribution by...

Reading achievement and motivation in boys and girls : field studies and methodological approaches.

Baldwin, Lind Paula. Orellana, GarcĂ­a Pelusa.

(2018)  | 9783319759470 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 230pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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INTRODUCTION: Motivation: Introduction to the Theory, Concepts, and Research, Paulina S. Arango.- PART I: THEORETICAL APPROACHES: CURRENT ISSUES ON BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ READING ACHIEVEMENT AND MOTIVATION.- The Consequential Effects of Misinterpretations and Misrepresentations on Boys’ and Girls’ Reading...

How to do corpus pragmatics on pragmatically annotated data : speech acts and beyond.

Weisser, Martin.

(2018)  | 9789027200471 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 308pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
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This book introduces a methodology and research tool (DART) that make it possible to carry out advanced corpus pragmatics research using dialogue corpora enriched with pragmatics-relevant annotations. It first explores the general use of spoken corpora for pragmatics research, as well as issues revolving...


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