Technology-informed approaches to L2 research and teaching have prompted great interest by both researchers and practitioners alike. This book highlights the relationship between digitally-mediated technologies and second language pragmatics by presenting exemplary applications of technology for both research and pedagogy. Part I presents technology-informed research practices that range from measuring response times when processing conversational implicature to studies examining systematic pragmatic learning via online activities and multiuser virtual environments, as well as analyzing features of pragmatic language use in social networking and longitudinal learner corpora. Part II surveys a variety of technology-assisted tools for teaching pragmatics, including: place-based mobile games, blogging, web-based testing, and automated text analysis software. The volume will be of interest for those interested in technological tools to expand the scope of traditional methods of data collection, analysis, and teaching and critically examining how technology can best be leveraged as a solution to existing barriers to pragmatics research and instruction.
1. Contributors; 2. Chapter 1. Introduction: Technology in interlanguage pragmatics research and teaching (by Taguchi, Naoko); 3. Part I. Technology in researching pragmatics; 4. Chapter 2. Comprehension of conversational implicature: What response times tell us (by Taguchi, Naoko); 5. Chapter 3. Amount of practice and pragmatic development of request-making in L2 Chinese (by Li, Shuai); 6. Chapter 4. Multiuser virtual environments: Learner apologies in Spanish (by Sykes, Julie M.); 7. Chapter 5. Development of politeness strategies in participatory online environments: A case study (by Gonzales, Adrienne); 8. Chapter 6. Pronominal choice and self-positioning strategies in second language academic writing: A pragmatic analysis using learner corpus data (by Urzua, Alfredo); 9. Part II. Technology in teaching and assessing pragmatics; 10. Chapter 7. Complex L2 pragmatic feedback via place-based mobile games (by Holden, Christopher L.); 11. Chapter 8. Blogging: Crosscultural interaction for pragmatic development (by Takamiya, Yumi); 12. Chapter 9. Technology and tests of L2 pragmatics (by Roever, Carsten); 13. Chapter 10. DocuScope for genre analysis: Potential for assessing pragmatic functions in second language writing (by Zhao, Helen); 14. Commentary on Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching (by Cohen, Andrew D.); 15. Prologue. The future of pragmatics and technology: Where are we headed? (by Sykes, Julie M.); 16. Index