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Journal Title: Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   23/3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Now available through the IPrA website at http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=*HOME&n=1360 for members and subscribing libraries:

Pragmatics 23:3 (September 2013)

Silvia Adler, Silent and semi-silent arguments in the graphic novel

Jonathan Clifton, What’s in a name? Names, national identity, assimilation, and the new racist discourse of Marie Le Pen

Sigurd D’Hondt, Analyzing equivalences in discourse

Tamaki Kitayama, The distribution and characteristics of Japanese vocatives in business situations

Minerva Oropeza-Escobar, Direct reported speech as a frame for meta-narration

Eleni Petraki and Sarah Bayes, Teaching oral requests: An evaluation of five English as a second language coursebooks

Melisa Stevanovic, Constructing a proposal as a thought: A way to manage problems in the initiation of joint decision-making in Finnish workplace interaction

Adina Ioana Velea, Imperatives and commitments in Romanian academic meeting interactions
Publisher: International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish
Japanese
Romanian
 
LL Issue: 24.3416