This book focuses on formulaic expressions called Situation-Bound Utterances (SBU). These are highly conventionalized, prefabricated pragmatic units whose occurrence is tied to standardized communicative situations. The unique feature of the book is that it discusses SBUs in a cognitive-pragmatic theoretical framework, focusing on four opposing perspectives: molingual versus multilingual approach; formulaic and creative language use; literal and figurative language (salient meaning); SBUs in L1 and L2.
Istvan Kecskes is Professor and Director of the TESOL Graduate Programs at the State University of New York at Albany, USA.
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Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA]
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De Gruyter Mouton
5 Tables, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white