Interlanguage Pragmatics: Requests, Complaints, and Apologies. By Anna Trosborg. About this book · Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the. Audience: Specialized; Summary: Interlanguage Pragmatics: Requests, Complaints and Apologies (Studies in Anthropological Linguistics); Bookmark. Interlanguage pragmatics: requests, complaints, and apologies. Responsibility: by Anna Trosborg. Imprint: Berlin ; New York: Mouton de Gruyter,

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Interlanguage Pragmatics

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Pragmatics across Languages and Cultures. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview, as well as breaking new ground, in a versatile and fast growing field. It contains four sections: The approach is theoretical, methodological as well as applied, with a focus on authentic, interactional data.

All articles are written by renowned leading specialists, who provide in-depth, up-to-date overviews, and view new directions and visions for future research. Some Universals in Language Usage. This study is about the principles for constructing polite speeches.

The core of it first appeared in Questions and Politeness, edited by Esther N. Goody now out of print.

Interlanguage Pragmatics: Requests, Complaints, and Apologies by Anna Trosborg (Hardback, 1994)

It is here reissued with a fresh introduction that surveys the considerable literature in linguistics, psychology and the social sciences that the original extended essay stimulated, and suggests distinct directions for research.


The authors describe and account for some remarkable parallelisms in the linguistic construction of utterances with which people express themselves in different languages and cultures.

A motive for these parallels is isolated and a universal model is constructed outlining the abstract principles underlying polite usages. This is based on the detailed study of three unrelated languages and cultures: This volume will be of special interest to pragmayics in linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, anthropology, and the sociology and social psychology of interaction.