Contrastive Pragmatics

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Wieslaw Oleksy
J. Benjamins Publishing Company, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 282 pages
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This volume deals with a variety of pragmatic issues involved in cross-language and interlanguage studies as well as second-language acquisition and cross-cultural studies. Part I contains papers dealing with general issues stemming from contrastive work, for example, the question of tertium comparationis and its place in the development of contrastive studies as well as the applicability of generalizations proposed by speech-act theorists in contrasting concrete languages and cultures. The second part tackles a number of pragmatic issues involved in second-language learners' written productions, classroom discourse, as well as more general questions pertaining to pragmatic errors and learners' interlanguage. An Index of terms and an Index of names complete the volume.

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Table of contents
Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
List of contributors xiii
Part I: Pragmatics in cross-language studies
The ethnography of English compliment and compliment responses: A contrastive sketch
R. Herbert 3
On representatives as a class of illocutionary acts
Roman Kalisz 37
Towards a typology of contrastive studies
Tomasz P. Krzeszowski 55
Praising and complimenting
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk 73
Interactive ethnolinguistics
M.-L. Liebe-Harkort 101
The impact of the child’s world on pairing form and function in Antiguan Creole and English
Susan C. Shepherd 113
Part II: Pragmatics in interlanguage and second language acquisition studies
Collocational blends of advanced second language learners: A preliminary analysis
Hans W. Dechert and Paul Lennon 131
On describing and analyzing foreign language classroom discourse
Werner Hüllen and Wolfgang Lörscher 169
Interactive procedures in interlanguage discourse
Gabriele Kasper 189
“Well don’t blame me”: On the interpretation of pragmatic errors
Philip Riley 231
Coexisting discourse worlds and the study of pragmatic aspects of learner’s interlanguage
Mary E. Wildner-Bassett 251
Index of terms and authors
 

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