Chinese International Students' Development of Pragmatic Skills

The Italian Case

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Carla Bagna
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pp. 178,      1a edizione  2019   (Codice editore 1058.55)

Chinese International Students' Development of Pragmatic Skills The Italian Case
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In breve

The current volume focuses on a research study on Chinese international students’ development of pragmatic skills in L2 Italian. The implications drawn from the results aim at deepening the knowledge on some theoretical aspects and, at the same time, at realizing suitable instruments in order to teach pragmatics effectively.

Presentazione del volume

International research in applied linguistics on Chinese international students has rapidly developed in the past few years. As specifically concerns L2 Italian teaching to these learners, however, some research aspects have not been deeply investigated, yet. The dimension related to pragmatic skills development is one of these underestimated aspects and, thus, deserves greater attention. The current volume focuses on a research study on Chinese international students' development of pragmatic skills in L2 Italian. The implications drawn from the results aim at deepening the knowledge on some theoretical aspects and, at the same time, at realizing suitable instruments in order to teach pragmatics effectively.

Andrea Scibetta is currently a Post-Doc fellow at the University for Foreigners of Siena and a Chinese language lecturer at the University of Florence. His scientific activity mainly concerns L2 Italian teaching, pragmatics, Chinese, multilingual education.

Indice

Carla Bagna, Foreword
Introduction
The pragmatic perspective: Theoretical considerations and key-concepts
(Pragmatics: tentative definitions and current sub-disciplines; Key-concepts in interlanguage and intercultural pragmatic research)
Pragmatic competence and its development
(Pragmatic competence and its development in L1 and L2; Current research on pragmatics in L2 Italian acquisition and teaching)
The "Chinese International Students" profile: between communicative needs and specificities
(Chinese international students in Italy: a brief description of the "profile"; Chinese learners of L2 Italian: research and literature about a heterogeneous "profile"; The "categorization" of the "Chinese learner" profile: between perceptual criteria and stereotypical views; Open issues in L2 Italian for Chinese international students)
"Marco Polo - Turandot" students' development of pragmatic skills in L2 Italian. Description of the research conducted
(Research-related considerations and purposes; Research articulation and adopted methodologies; Data analysis: the perceptions of the role of pragmatics in the process of acquisition of L2 Italian; Data analysis: non-participant observations and experimental activities)
A brief corpus of pragmatic activities addressed to Chinese international students of L2 Italian
(Theoretical considerations at the basis of the proposed activities; Structure of the corpus of activities)
Conclusions
Valentina Pedone, Afterword. A contribution toward recognizing the Sino-Italian component in contemporary society
Appendix
(Sample of the questionnaire on "Marco Polo - Turandot" students' perceptions of pragmatics in the acquisition of L2 Italian; Sample of the 1st experimental written pragmatic activity; Sample of the 2nd written experimental pragmatic activity; Sample of the 3rd written experimental pragmatic activity; 1st oral experimental pragmatic activity; 2nd oral experimental pragmatic activity; 3rd oral experimental pragmatic activity; 4th oral experimental pragmatic activity; 5th oral experimental pragmatic activity; 6th oral experimental pragmatic activity; 7th oral experimental pragmatic activity)
Works cited
(Websites cited).





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