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Intonation in L2 Discourse

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Grounded in a systemic functional linguistic (SFL) approach, this book applies a contrastive interlanguage corpus-based approach to investigate the nature and role of L2 intonation and its pragmatic function in spoken discourse. Les mer
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Grounded in a systemic functional linguistic (SFL) approach, this book applies a contrastive interlanguage corpus-based approach to investigate the nature and role of L2 intonation and its pragmatic function in spoken discourse.


The volume offers a brief overview of SFL theories and frameworks, with a clear focus on Halliday's model of phonology and the proposal of developing a grammar of speech. Integrating a SFL framework with a corpus linguistic-informed approach, the book uses this foundation as a jumping-off point from which to explore the prosodic complexities involved in English language teaching and learning for L2 learners, highlighting its various functions as illustrated in examples from the UAM English Learner Spoken Corpus. A final chapter synthesizes these findings toward critically reflecting on future directions for the study of L2 speech prosody.


This book will be key reading for graduate students and researchers in applied linguistics and English language teaching.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

PART I


Theoretical Framework and Empirical Methodology


Chapter 1. Introduction


Chapter 2: Systemic Functional Linguistics as a Theoretical Framework


Chapter 3. Corpus Linguistics, Learner Corpora and Systemic Functional Linguistics


Chapter 4. The Intonation Systems of English as Exponent of Discourse Functions: Textual and Interpersonal Metafunctions


Chapter 5. Interlanguage Intonation: The Role of Universal, Native, and Target Language Principles in the Acquisition of L2 Intonation


Chapter 6. Research Design


PART II


Findings from Contrastive Interlanguage Corpora Analysis of Spanish L2 Learners and English L1 Intonation


Chapter 7. Identifying Spanish Learners' Prosodic Features in English: Giving Information


Chapter 8. Identifying Spanish Learners' Prosodic Features in English: Demanding Information


Chapter 9. Identifying Spanish Learners' Prosodic Features in English: Giving and Demanding Goods and Services


Chapter 10: Perspectives on L2 Intonation Study: Teaching English Intonation to L2 Learners

Om forfatteren

Maria Dolores Ramirez-Verdugo is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.