Pragmatics and Practicalities: A Practical, Pragmatics-Driven Approach to the Development of Advanced English Competence in China

Barbara Anne Fennell

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Abstract

This article present the first taxonomy of the discursive competence rquired by teachers of English in Higher Education in China and discusses the importance of a pragmatics-driven approach to the curriculum for English teachers. It demonstrates that there is a lack of awareness of the specialist nature of the metalanguage required by teachers of English and provides a descriptionof it within an English for Special Purposes approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-131
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in Pragmatics
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • English for Special Purposes

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