LINGUIST List 14.3457

Fri Dec 12 2003

Sum: Pragmatics Reference

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  1. Fay Wouk, summary - pragmatics reference

Message 1: summary - pragmatics reference

Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 17:05:08 +1300
From: Fay Wouk <>
Subject: summary - pragmatics reference

Last week I posted a query seeking a lost reference (Linguist

>Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 18:57:23 -0500 (EST)
>From: Fay Wouk <>
>Subject: need reference - cross-cultural pragmatics
>I read an article a few years ago which compared naturally occurring
>data with role play, and possibly also with DCT data, focussing, as I
>remember, on the speech act of expression of gratitude. The findings
>were to the effect that naturally occurring instances took more turns
>and were more elaborate than the role plays. I've misplaced my
>reference, and would appreciate it if anyone can supply same.

I would like to thank C�sar F�lix-Brasdefer for 
identifying the article for me.

>Eisenstein, Miriam, and Jean Bodman. 1986. I 
>very appreciate: Expressions of gratitude by 
>native and nonnative speakers of American 
>English. Applied Linguistics 7: 167-185.
>Eisenstein, Miriam, and Jean Bodman. 1993. 
>Expressing gratitude in American English. In 
>Interlanguage pragmatics, ed. G. Kasper and S. 
>Blum-Kulka, 64-81. New York: Oxford University 

Dr. Fay Wouk
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand
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