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LINGUIST List 19.566

Tue Feb 19 2008

Diss: Pragmatics: Mironovschi: 'Komplimente und Komplimenterwiderun...'

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Message 1: Komplimente und Komplimenterwiderungen im Russischen und im Deutschen: Ein interkultureller Vergleich
Date: 19-Feb-2008
From: Lilia Mironovschi <lilia.mironovschihu-berlin.de>
Subject: Komplimente und Komplimenterwiderungen im Russischen und im Deutschen: Ein interkultureller Vergleich
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Institution: Humboldt University, Berlin
Program: Department for German Language and Lingustics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2008

Author: Lilia Mironovschi

Dissertation Title: Komplimente und Komplimenterwiderungen im Russischen und im Deutschen: Ein interkultureller Vergleich

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)
                            Russian (rus)

Dissertation Director:
Peter Heine
Norbert Fries

Dissertation Abstract:

This study focuses on the pragmatics of compliments and compliment
responses in Russian and German. The data sources used in the study were
polls, direct communication, internet forums and chats, literary and
journalistic text corpora, and dictionaries. Subjects, functions and
realization of compliments and compliment responses as well as situational
context of compliments are compared between the cultures. The most relevant
cultural differences were concentrated in the gender roles in a compliment
situation as well as in the explicitness and reasonability of compliments.
It was found that the most culturally typical compliments and compliment
responses are not necessarily the most efficient ones, i.e. the addressee
would not recognize them as such first and foremost. The difference between
the most frequent and the most efficient speech acts was used as a
criterion for distinguishing between the pragmatic norms of speech
behaviour and speech politeness.





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