Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
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Cross-Cultural Pragmatics

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This book challenges the approaches to human interaction based on supposedly universal 'maxims of conversation' and 'principles of politeness, ' which fly in the face of reality as experienced by millions of people crossing language boundaries (refugees, immigrants, etc.) and which cannot help in the practical tasks of cross-cultural communication and education. In contras...more
Paperback, 502 pages
Published March 19th 2003 by Walter de Gruyter (first published January 1st 1991)
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Rima Muryantina
An awesome book written by my favourite linguist and my favourite lecturer, Prof. Anna Wierzbicka.

I like the way she put so many examples from languages around the world to see different culture from the insiders' point of view. NSM really is a powerful theory!

And I like reading the meaningful ramble in her introductory note! haha. it's fun to read how a inguist struggles so that her theory could be accepted world-wide.
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