May 8 | Rod Ellis:Introduction to Interlanguage Pragmatics

Rod Ellis:Introduction to Interlanguage Pragmatics
Theme:Introduction to Interlanguage Pragmatics
Speaker:Rod Ellis (University of Auckland)

Speaker

Rod Ellis is a professor teaching foreign language and literature. He received his PH.D at London University, and now teaches at Auckland University in New Zealand. Professor Ellis primarily focuses on areas related to second language acquiring and teaching, and he has done prestigious works in such fields. He has pubilshed many articals, and wrote a series of textbooks. His efforts has become well-known in the academic literatures.

Lecture outline

1.Research methods for studying interlanguage pragmatics
2.Pragmatic failure
3.Requests (1)
4.Requests (2)
5.Apologies
6.Refusals
7.The relationship between linguistic and pragmatic development
8.Effects of instruction on L2 pragmatic development


Time & location of the lectures

Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Tuesday, May 8th
Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Wednesday, May 9th
Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Thursday, May 10th
Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Friday, May 11th
Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Monday, May 14th
Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Tuesday, May 15th
Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Wednesday, May 16th
Room 606, Library building, 9:30am-11:30am, Friday, May 18th

Time & Location of discussions

Room 604, Library building, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, May 11th
Room 604, Library building, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, May 18th

Professor Rod Ellis will lead two discussions focusing on the ways of teaching in English language and literature major, foreign linguistics major, and applied linguistics major.

Recommended Readings

Alcon, E.  and Jorda, M. 2007.  Pragmatic awareness and second language acquisition. In  J. Cenoz and N. H. Hornberger (eds), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 6: Knowledge about Language, 193–204. Springer.
Bardovi-Harlig, K. and Griffin, R. 2005. L2 Pragmatic awareness: Evidence from the ESL classroom. System 33 : 401–415
Cohen, A. 2008. Teaching and assessing L2 pragmatics: What can we expect from learners? Language Teaching 41:2, 213–235
Kasper, G.  1991.  Pragmatic transfer.  Second language Research 8: 202-231.
Kasper, G. 2001. Four perspectives on L2 pragmatic development. Applied Linguistics 22: 502-530
Kawata-Mierzejewska, M. 2005.  What is the relevance of sociopragmatic failure to language teaching?  The Language Teacher, April.Ohta, A.  2005.  Interlanguage pragmatics in the zone of proximal development. System 33: 503-517.
Silva, A. 2003.  The effects of instruction on pragmatic development: Teaching polite refusals in English.  Second Language Studies 22: 55-106.
Takimoto, M. 2006.  The effects of explicit feedback on the development of pragmatic proficiency.  Language Teaching Research 10: 393-417.
Takmimoto, M. 2008. Effects of instruction and L2 pragmatic development. Applied Linguistics 30: 1-25.


Sponsors

Institute of Linguistic Studies

Research Center for Foreign Languages Strategies.

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