Second Language Learning and Teaching

Towards the Pragmatic Core of English for European Communication

The Speech Act of Apologising in Selected Euro-Englishes

Authors: Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata

  • Presents an original proposal challenging the "English as a lingua franca" approach by establishing patterns which Europeans use when communicating in English
  • Seeks to inspire a new way of thinking about English in Europe, providing evidence for shared tendencies in pragmatic behaviour - a key element of successful communication across cultures
  • Fits a paradigm of studies exploring the potential of cross-cultural pragmatics
  • Offers suggestions for further research of English for European Communication
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About this book

English in Europe is not one but many, and substantial differences in the way people from different countries communicate using it may cause misunderstandings. This book shows that, through research into the pragmatic behaviour of non-native speakers of English from across Europe, it is possible to uncover the core-the shared strategies. This common pragmatic linguistic behaviour is proposed as the basis for a reference guide for those who wish to successfully communicate in English in Europe. The study reported on in this book is based on the analysis of the speech act of apologizing as realized by 466 respondents from 8 European countries, all proficient users of English involved in teacher-training programmes. The results Provide a basis for practical teaching and in-class research.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The European Union: Culture, Identity and Languages

    Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata

    Pages 1-14

  • English as a Means of Communication by Non-native Speakers

    Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata

    Pages 15-39

  • Learning English for Intercultural Communication

    Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata

    Pages 41-58

  • Linguistic Pragmatic Background for the Study of the Speech Act of Apologising: From Theory to Practice

    Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata

    Pages 59-79

  • Empirical Study of the Realisation of the Speech Act of Apologising in English for European Communication

    Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata

    Pages 81-124

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35339-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards the Pragmatic Core of English for European Communication
Book Subtitle
The Speech Act of Apologising in Selected Euro-Englishes
Authors
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03557-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03557-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03556-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35339-5
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 illustrations in colour
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