Third Language Learners – Pragmatic Production And Awareness (Second Language Acquisition) / Maria Pilar Safont Jorda

The birth of the European Union has increased the importance of learning foreign languages. This fact has indirectly promoted the status of the English language in our society, with the result that learning English now constitutes a necessity. Similarly, given the importance attached to language learning in our society, a concomitant interest in studying language acquisition processes has also developed. In conducting acquisi-tional studies, the multilingual nature of many European communities, such as those of Finland, Italy, Sweden, Austria or Spain, should be taken into account. Regarding this last country, we should point out the fact that in 1978 the Spanish Constitution was approved and Spain was recognised as a plurilingual society. Languages from each autonomous community (Basque, Galician and Catalan) are now learned at schools and universities. That is the case with Catalan in the Valencian Community, which is officially considered a bilingual area where both Catalan and Castilian are employed. This bilingual area constitutes the global framework of the present study.

Maria Pilar Safont Jorda - Third Language Learners_ Pragmatic Production And Awareness (Second Language Acquisition) (2005)
Categories: Pragmatics
Tags: Pragmatic

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