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Analysing the Pragmatics of Speech Acts in Sitcom and Drama Audiovisual Genres

Author(s): Manuel Rodríguez Peñarroja

Book Description

This book provides positive evidence regarding the validity of the language used in sitcom and drama audiovisual genres and its possible applicability to the teaching of pragmatics in English as second and foreign language contexts. The first part of the text includes a description of pragmatics and its components, speech act theories development, and the use of audiovisual input for the teaching of pragmatic aspects. The second section is devoted to the sitcom and drama transcripts analysis of direct and indirect realisations of multiple speech acts as pragmalinguistic resources, sociopragmatic variables that may influence conversation, such as politeness needs and context, and interactional patterns, including turn-taking, sequences and adjacency pairs. The book provides insightful quantitative and qualitative results which will serve to confirm, along with previous research, the usefulness and validity of this type of input, not only for teaching pragmatics, but also for the development of tasks and activities with different pedagogical outcomes and students’ needs. As such, this volume is a useful resource for pragmaticians and discourse analysis scholars since its complete analysis of transcripts justifies the validity of audiovisual input and its different applications.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5541-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-5541-0
Date of Publication: 01/09/2020
Pages / Size: 166 / A5
Price: £61.99
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Biography

Manuel Rodríguez Peñarroja holds a PhD from the Universitat Jaume I, Spain, where he is currently Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of English Studies. He also holds a similar post in the Department of English and German at the Universitat de Valencia, Spain. His main research interests include the teachability and acquisition of interlanguage pragmatics by combining already existing teaching approaches, methodologies and design of tasks with the use of audiovisual materials. His other fields of interest are corpus pragmatics as a multimodal resource, cognitive linguistics and its effects in language acquisition, motivation, and the applicability of multimodal approaches to EFL teaching.