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Cross-cultural pragmatics : the semantics of human interaction

Author: Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2003.
Series: Mouton textbook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This work challenges the approaches to human interaction based on supposedly universal principles, which fly in the face of reality as experienced by millions of people crossing language boundaries  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 3110177692 9783110177695
OCLC Number: 51817261
Description: xxxvii, 502 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: semantics and pragmatics --
Different cultures, different languages, different speech acts --
Cross-cultural pragmatics and different cultural values --
Describing conversational routines --
Speech acts and speech genres across languages and cultures --
The semantics of illocutionary forces --
Italian reproduction: its meaning and its cultural significance --
Interjections across cultures --
Particles and illocutionary meanings --
Boys will be boys: even truisms are culture-specific --
Conclusion: semantics as a key to cross-cultural pragmatics.
Series Title: Mouton textbook.
Responsibility: by Anna Wierzbicka.

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