Teaching pragmatic competence with corpora: Intensification in expressions of gratitude across varieties

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This chapter considers the use of corpora as a resource in the teaching of pragmatic competence. It presents an online corpus task for teachers to use in the foreign language classroom aiming a) at examining intensification patterns in the expression of gratitude in English in online communication and b) at investigating intralingual pragmatic variation across the varieties of English, in the present case in British English and Irish English.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPragmatische Kompetenzen im schulischen Fremdsprachenunterricht
EditorsKaren Glaser, Holger Limberg
Number of pages33
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherPeter Lang Verlag
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-82809-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-631-82949-3, 978-3-631-82950-9, 978-3-631-82951-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020