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Researching Sociopragmatic Variability

Perspectives from Variational, Interlanguage and Contrastive Pragmatics

  • Kate Beeching
  • Helen Woodfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Kate Beeching, Helen Woodfield
      Pages 1-16
  3. Variational Pragmatics

  4. Interlanguage Pragmatics

  5. Contrastive Pragmatics

  6. Sociopragmatic Competence and the Language Classroom

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-305

About this book


Researching Sociopragmatic Variability showcases a range of research approaches to the study of speech acts and pragmatic markers across different languages and varieties of a language, investigating native and non-native usages and variation across gender, situation and addressee.


Chinese discourse English gender Jesus language language classroom language teaching multilingualism native speaker play pragmatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate Beeching
    • 1
  • Helen Woodfield
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandUK
  2. 2.University of BristolUK

About the editors

Karin Aijmer, Gothenberg University, Sweden María Jesus Barros García, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA Kate Beeching, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK Juliette Delahaie, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France César Félix-Brasdefer, Indiana University, USA Lisa N. Fink, Indiana University, USA Chih-Ying Lin, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Patricia Pullin, University of Applied Sciences, Vaud, Switzerland Jennifer Quah Xiao Min, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK Wei Ren, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China Marina Terkourafi, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA Helen Woodfield, University of Bristol, UK Qun Zheng, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Researching Sociopragmatic Variability
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives from Variational, Interlanguage and Contrastive Pragmatics
  • Editors K. Beeching
    H. Woodfield
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-37394-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-67703-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-37395-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 305
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
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