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Towards the Pragmatic Core of English for European Communication

The Speech Act of Apologising in Selected Euro-Englishes

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Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

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About this book

Introduction

English in Europe is not one but many, and substantial differences in the way people from different countries communicate using it may cause misunderstandings. This book shows that, through research into the pragmatic behaviour of  non-native speakers of English from across Europe, it is possible to uncover the core ‐ the shared strategies. This common pragmatic linguistic behaviour is proposed as the basis for a reference guide for those who wish to successfully communicate in English in Europe. The study reported on in this book is based on the analysis of the speech act of apologising as realised by 466 respondents from 8 European countries, all proficient users of English involved in teacher-training programmes. The results provide a basis for practical teaching and in-class research.

Keywords

Applied Linguistics Cross-cultural Pragmatics English as a Lingua Franca Second Language Acquisition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of English StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Towards the Pragmatic Core of English for European Communication
  • Book Subtitle The Speech Act of Apologising in Selected Euro-Englishes
  • Authors Agata Klimczak-Pawlak
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03557-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-03556-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35339-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-03557-4
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 140
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
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