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The effect of two years abroad on the development of apologies in the Japanese L2 of adult English native speakers

Beckwith, S. and Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2012) The effect of two years abroad on the development of apologies in the Japanese L2 of adult English native speakers. In: Ruiz de Zarobe, L.R. and Ruiz de Zarobe, Y. (eds.) Speech Acts and Politeness Across Languages And Cultures. Linguistic Insights 132. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, pp. 275-306. ISBN 9783034306119.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: Speech Acts and Politeness are among the main areas of interest in pragmatics. These communicative phenomena can be considered universal and at the same time language and culture-specific. It is this latter dimension that has been at the centre of recent developments in pragmatics, and it is also the focus of this book. The aim of this book is to reflect this development, providing evidence from four main areas crucial to pragmatics across languages and cultures: a description of a variety of speech acts and politeness strategies in different languages and cultures, a cross-cultural comparison of several speech acts and patterns of politeness, an in-depth analysis of issues concerning the learning and teaching of speech acts and politeness in second/foreign languages, as well as some methodological resources in pragmatics. This book is intended for researchers, scholars and students interested in the field of pragmatics, in general, or in the fields of cross-cultural and second/foreign language pragmatics, and specifically for those interested in speech acts and politeness. It will also be useful to any scholar interested in how communication and culture are related.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
Depositing User: Dr JM Dewaele
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5101

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