Publication details [#66006]

Fant, Lars and Fanny Forsberg Lundell. 2019. Keeping up appearances: Impression management in native and non-native speakers of four languages. Intercultural Pragmatics 16 (1) : 1–26.
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De Gruyter


Seven groups partook in a simulated activity in which they played the part of employees asking their boss for two days of leave. Four groups were made up of native speakers of British English, Metropolitan French, Chilean Spanish, and Swedish, respectively; the remaining three groups being non-native speakers of British English, Metropolitan French, and Chilean Spanish, with Swedish as their L1, who were long-time residents of their respective host countries. This inquiry explores the patterns of impression management that appeared in the distinct partaker groups.