Intercultural Language Use and Language Learning: An Introduction.-What is an 'Intercultural Speaker'?.- Linguistic unity and cultural diversity in Europe: Implications for research on English language and learning.- Rethinking the role of communicative competence in language teaching.- Dealing with intercultural communicative competence in the foreign language classroom.- A role for English as lingua franca in the foreign language classroom?.- Writing-to-learn in instructed language learning contexts.- The acquisition of pragmatic competence and multilingualism in foreign language contexts.- Interindividual variation in self-perceived oral proficiency of English L2 users.- Pragmatic production of third language learners. A focus on request external modification items.- North Korean schools in Japan: An observation of quasi-native heritage language use in teaching English as a third language.- Examining mitigation in requests: A focus on transcripts in ELT coursebooks.- The presentation and practice of the communicative act of requesting in textbooks: focusing on modifiers.- Analysing request modification devices in films: Implications for pragmatic learning in instructed language contexts.
Includes well known names in applied linguistics
Contains original empirical studies dealing with ELF and bilingual learners
Up-to-date discussion of intercultural theory and research
Links intercultural research to language learning and teaching