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  • Research in Chinese as a Second Languageby Istvan Kecskes

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 117.28

    The rapidly growing interest in Chinese language teaching has not resulted in the development of a strong research framework for the discipline. The book addresses this gap by drawing together research from international scholars working in the field of Chinese as a second language research. The volume is organized in three sections:... more...

  • Intercultural Pragmaticsby Istvan Kecskes

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 77.99 US$ 70.19

    In Intercultural Pragmatics , the first book on the subject, Istvan Kecskes establishes the foundations of the field, boldly combining the pragmatic view of cooperation with the cognitive view of egocentrism in order to incorporate emerging features of communication. more...

  • Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualismby Istvan Kecskes; Liliana Albertazzi

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 159.99

    A unique feature of this book is that chapters favor that line of cognitive linguistics which makes a clear distinction between real world and projected world. Information conveyed by language must be about the projected world. Both the experimental results and the systematic claims in this volume call for a weak form of whorfianism. Also, chapters... more...

  • Intention, Common Ground and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearerby Istvan Kecskes; Jacob Mey

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 170.61

    This book presents current research that discusses some of the major issues in pragmatics from new perspectives, and directs attention to aspects of fundamental tenets that have been investigated only to a limited extent. Current pragmatic theories emphasize the importance of intention, cooperation, common ground, mutual knowledge, and relevance... more...

  • Foreign Language and Mother Tongueby Istvan Kecskes; Tnde Papp

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 43.95

    This is the first book that discusses the effect of foreign language learning on first language processing. The authors argue that multilingual development is a dynamic and cumulative process characterized by transfer of different nature, and results in a common underlying conceptual base with two or more language channels that constantly interact... more...

  • Explorations in Pragmaticsby Istvan Kecskes; Laurence R. Horn

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 170.61

    This collection of papers embodies the dynamism and diversity of the field of pragmatics.  Its authors represent ten different countries and exemplify research across all aspects of pragmatics, along with the interrelations between pragmatics proper and such neighboring disciplines as cognitive psychology, philosophy of language, sociolinguistics,... more...

  • Research Trends in Intercultural Pragmaticsby Istvan Kecskes; Jesús Romero-Trillo

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 138.61

    This volume looks at current issues in Intercultural Pragmatics from an applied perspective. The content is organized in three sections that encompass the primary applications of intercultural exchanges: the linguistic and cognitive domain, the social and cultural domain, and the discourse and stylistics domain. The chapters analyze real... more...

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