Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Pragmatics of writing : from the development and teaching to automated assessment of pragmatic competence
Authors: Konstantinidou, Triantafyllia Liana
Perrin, Daniel
et. al: No
Conference details: 17th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), Winterthur (online), 27 June - 2 July 2021
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Language: English
Subjects: Writing; Pragmatics
Subject (DDC): 808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: “What do people want to do when they write − and what do they actually do?” (Perrin 2003, 825). This question in the introduction to an issue of the Journal of Pragmatics has contributed to shifting the focus of writing research from cognitive to social and pragmatic aspects of text production, forgrounding the relevance of writers’ pragmatic competence. Text processes and production are influenced by writers’ cultural and biographical background, (professional) role in the respective communicative setting, the concrete communicative situation, as well as the communicative patterns of the community of practice (Wenger, 1998). At the same time, text evaluation and text impact depend on readers’ perception and involvement. These processes, driving and driven by language use in sociocultural contexts, trigger the topics and foci of research in pragmatics (Verschueren 2001). Research so far in this field has provided evidence of pragmatic competence as a key sub-competence of writing and writers (Konstantinidou, Hoefele & Kruse, 2016). In our panel, we focus on pragmatic aspects of writing in specific sociocultural context, social settings, and situations of language use. We investigate both the development and teaching of pragmatic competence in multilingual and professional settings. By doing so, we reflect on the relation of pragmatic competence with the quality of both writing processes and text products and discuss the challenges of measuring pragmatic competence using automated assessment methods.
Fulltext version: Published version
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Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
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