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Authors/Editors: Blum-Kulka, Shoshana , Juliane House & Gabriele Kasper (eds).
Title: Cross-cultural pragmatics: Requests and apologies.
Year: 1989
Publisher: Norwood: Ablex
Pages: ix + 300
Publication type: Book — edited volume
Language: English
Volumes: 1
Keyword(s): apologizing ; interlanguage ; pragmatics ; request ; speech act
Annotation: This volume presents a range of studies conducted within the framework of the Cross-Cultural Speech Act Realization Project, addressing topics in pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and second language teaching. The first section deals with issues in speech act pragmatics; the second with socio-cultural pragmatics and the third with interlanguage pragmatics.


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  2. Sbisà, Marina (1992) “<Review of S.Blum-Kulka et al. (eds.) (1989: Cross-cultural pragmatics: Requests and apologies').>” Journal of Pragmatics 17:3. pp. 267-274.
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