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date: 10 December 2019

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This chapter provides an overview and an assessment of central topics in interlanguage pragmatics (ILP). The chapter begins by defining the pragmatics for ILP, followed by a selective account of the main concepts covered in the field, such as pragmatic competence, the distinction between pragmalinguistics and sociopragmatics, second-language (L2) pragmatics, pragmatic transfer, pragmatic instruction, and types of pragmatic failure. Then, it describes and evaluates predominant theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as the methods generally used to collect data in ILP. The chapter also reviews research on pragmatic development, including longitudinal and cross-sectional studies, pedagogical intervention, study-abroad (SA) contexts, and pragmatic development as a result of incidental learning. The chapter ends with a discussion of future directions in ILP.

Keywords: interlanguage pragmatics, pragmatic development, pragmatic transfer, pragmatic knowledge, cross-cultural pragmatics

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