Human Communication across Cultures - A Cross-cultural Introduction to Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics - Vincent Remillard

Human Communication across Cultures - A Cross-cultural Introduction to Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics - Vincent Remillard

Acknowledgements

Human Communication across Cultures - A Cross-cultural Introduction to Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics - Vincent Remillard

Vincent Remillard [+-]
Saint Francis University
Vincent Remillard is Professor Emeritus of French at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA, where he served as Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, Dean of General Education, and Director of International Education. During his tenure there, he taught numerous courses in French language, literature, and culture, as well as in various fields of linguistics. He also developed a cross-cultural pragmatics and sociolinguistics course as an option to the traditional language requirement for the General Education Program. He received a BA in French from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a MAT in French from Assumption College in Worcester, MA, and a PhD in French Literature from the Pennsylvania State University. He has made several presentations state-wide, regionally and locally on Standards, oral proficiency and the relationship of these to the teaching of literature, linguistics and culture. He has served as an Executive Council member of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) where he co-authored manuals on oral proficiency and standards for foreign language learners.
Karen Williams [+-]
Mercyhurst University
Karen Williams is Professor of Spanish at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. She teaches numerous courses in Spanish, linguistics, and sociolinguistics. She received a BM in Music Performance from Iowa State University in 1992, an MA in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Georgia in 1995, and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Georgia in 1999, with specializations in Hispanic Linguistics, Phonetics, Second Language Acquisition, and Sociolinguistics. She served as member of the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association and as webmaster for the PSMLA website. She has published articles on various aspects of language and pedagogy, and has given numerous presentations at local, state, national, and international conferences on sociolinguistics, foreign language teaching, translation, interdisciplinary language studies, and general education.

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Human Communication Across Cultures is a highly interactive textbook and workbook on how human communication takes place. Unlike other textbooks which focus only on sociolinguistics this book employs both sociolinguistics and pragmatics. Sociolinguistics explores how language is used in social interactions. There are differences in the way we speak due to where we live, gender, age, race/ethnicity, religious background and our social class and level of education. Pragmatics shows how we speak differently and understand one another in each situation we encounter. Each section of the book includes a brief introduction, a discussion of the topic, references for further research and an extensive collection of activities designed for both in-class usage and homework assignments. The book features numerous examples from a variety of current world cultures.

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Remillard, Vincent; Williams, Karen. Acknowledgements. Human Communication across Cultures - A Cross-cultural Introduction to Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. xii Aug 2016. ISBN 9781781793558. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=31502. Date accessed: 17 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31502. Aug 2016

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