LINGUIST List 10.685

Thu May 6 1999

Books: 2nd Lang Acquisition

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  1. Lisa Natascha Barrett, S. Gass und N. Houck, Interlanguage Refusals

Message 1: S. Gass und N. Houck, Interlanguage Refusals

Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 12:48:17 +0200
From: Lisa Natascha Barrett <BarrettdeGruyter.com>
Subject: S. Gass und N. Houck, Interlanguage Refusals


Just released from Mouton de Gruyter

Susan M. Gass and Noel Houck
Interlanguage Refusals
A Cross-cultural Study of Japanese-English
1999. 23 x 15,5 cm. x, 264 pages.
Cloth. DM 158,\150/\246S 1153,\150/sFr 141,\150/approx. US$ 99.00
ISBN 3\15011\150016386\1501
(Studies on Language Acquisition 15)

Subject areas: Applied Linguistics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and
General Linguistics

Face-threatening speech acts such as refusals present particular
problems for all human beings. These problems are exacerbated when
individuals are not familiar with the culture in which these speech acts
must be performed and do not have the communicative or linguistic
facility to fully express their meanings. This book takes an in-depth
look at the speech act of refusals as performed in English by native
speakers of Japanese.

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