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Journal Title: Journal of French Language Studies
Volume/Issue:   20/1
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: ‘Hello, we're outrageously punctual’: Front door rituals between friends in Australia and France
by Christine Béal, Véronique Traverso
pp 17-29

Pour une approche contrastive des formes nominales d'adresse
by Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni
pp 3-15

La formule d'appel dans les courriels à caractère personnel en français et en japonais
by Chantal Claudel
pp 31-46

Code(s) et tabous sur l'internet: Étude contrastive de quelques énoncés malédictifs en français et en anglais
by Georgeta Cislaru
pp 47-60

Un même code éthique: deux univers de travail différents
by Genevieve Treguer-Felten
pp 61-74

Wanting to be wanted: a comparative study of incidence and severity in indirect complaint on the part of French and English language teaching assistants
by Robert Crawshaw, Jonathan Culpeper, Julia Harrison
pp 75-87

Pragmatique culturelle et traduction de la comédie de répertoire (du français à l'italien)
by Jean-Paul Dufiet
pp 89-101

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
French
Italian
Japanese
 
LL Issue: 21.725