Paper presented with Jianjun Urwin at the 3rd Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSLRF), Aoyama Gakuin University, in the symposium on Task Design and Interlanguage, convened by Jonathan Newton, March, 1998, Tokyo, Japan.
Paper presented at the 3rd Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSLRF), Aoyama Gakuin University, in the symposium on Focus on Form in Instructed Interlanguage Development, convened by Peter Robinson, March, 1998, Tokyo, Japan.
Over the past few decades, it has been recognized that pragmatic competence is a fundamental element for an adequate mastery of foreign languages. Knowledge of speech acts in EFL contexts has been one of the primary concerns of a number of researchers in the field of interlanguage pragmatics. This book brings serious issues on the surface in terms of investigating EFL learners' production of speech acts. In this respect, Moroccan context is considered as a fertile ground to make valuable studies in this area because of the outstanding status of English language especially at the university level. As a result, the book adresses profoundly the critical issue of pragmatic transfer and its impact on learners' communicative competence. Undoubtedly, this book provides credible insights for learners, teachers, and curriculum designers; It is inspiring as it critically pushes the reader to ask significant questions regarding EFL learners' pragmatic competence. In addition, it is an illuminating window to develop new research projects.
Preferred areas of expertise are: writing/reading/literacy development, assessment/testing, interactional competence, lexical and grammatical development, interlanguage pragmatics, and study abroad. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment and they should have earned the PhD no earlier than 2013.