Interlingual Communicative Intentions, Speech Acts and Development

A Praxial Approach to Transformative Interlingual Development:                                           Promoting a Sustainable International Learning College

A Praxial Approach to Interlingual Communicative Intentions, Speech Acts           and Development: Promoting a Sustainable International Learning College

For young adults proficient in their own language, communicative intentions can be habitually cast aside when learning a second language. But for young adult language learners, pragmatic social cues, gestures, and other communicative intentions allow learners to enter into conversations, co-construct meanings, and keep conversations going. Having young adult language learners transform their awareness, identity and agency will help them prepare for interactions with fluent speakers.

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