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Title: Refusals in instructional contexts and beyond
Written By: Otilia Martí-Arnándiz
Patricia Salazar-Campillo
Series Title: Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication Vol. 25

Little exposure and few opportunities for practice are two main drawbacks for learners in instructional contexts. These problems are intensified when dealing with face-threatening acts such as refusals, as learners are not fully capable of expressing their meanings and miscommunication is a likely by-product. The present volume aims at exploring factors and production of refusals in different instructional settings by means of ten original papers which address key questions dealing with the speech act of refusals. The relevance of the volume lies in the individual contributions which embrace innovative perspectives on refusals in order to provide an excellent contribution to this field of enquiry. The book is an obligatory reading for researchers and students interested in the field of interlanguage pragmatics, who will benefit from the range of educational contexts in which refusals are investigated.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789042037151
Prices: Europe EURO 55

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789401209717
Prices: Europe EURO 50