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Language and Education Network - Research Workshop

A Graduate School of Education research event
Date25 November 2019
Time13:00 to 14:00
PlaceEMS Building G27

Workshop by Homoud Alzamil: Bi-directional pragmatic transfer in bilingual speech act performance

It has been long assumed that dictionary meaning and grammar rules will be enough to communicate in a second language. With time, learners realise that they misunderstand the contextual and pragmatic factors loaded in certain utterances. So, trying to understand this misunderstanding (or pragmatic failure), comes this manoeuvre to investigate the mono-directional and bi-directional pragmatic transfer (L1 to L2, and L2 to L1) using the theory of speech acts.


ProviderGraduate School of Education
Intended audienceAcademic staff and students
OrganizerPhil Durrant
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