Pragmatics in Interlanguage

German modal particles

Martina Möllering, David Nunan

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Argues that mastery of modal particles is important for interpersonal aspects of language development. The article outlines the difficulty of learning and teaching German modal particles with regard to the theoretical explication. The study shows how a teaching program improved initially poor comprehension and production skills in the area of modal particles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-64
Number of pages24
JournalApplied Language Learning
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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