By Pütz, Martin
The current quantity is a suite of papers on Contrastive Pragmatics, concerning examine on interlanguage and cross-cultural views with a spotlight on moment language acquisition contexts. The subdiscipline of pragmatics is obvious from a multilingual and multicultural point of view hence contributing to an rising box of research, i.e. intercultural pragmatics which are made fruitful to moment language teaching/learning and contrastive research. The booklet is a crucial contribution to basic linguistics, pragmatics, cross-cultural verbal exchange, moment language acquisition, in addition to minority matters in multilingual settings.
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