Item description for Interlanguage Refusals: A Cross-Cultural Study of Japanese-English (Studies on Language Acquisition, 15) (Studies on Language Acquisition, 15) by Susan M. Gass...
Face-threatening speech acts such as refusals present particular problems for all human beings. These problems are exacerbated when individuals are not familiar with the culture in which these speech acts must be performed and do not have the communicative or linguistic facility to fully express their meanings. This book takes an in-depth look at the speech act of refusals as performed in English by native speakers of Japanese.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110163861 ISBN13 9783110163865
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More About Susan M. Gass
Susan M. Gass is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. She has conducted research in a wide variety of sub-areas of second language acquisition including language transfer, language universals, second language research methods, and input and interaction. She is the author/editor of numerous books including "Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course "(with Larry Selinker) and "Input, Interaction, and the Second Language Learner." She has published widely in the field of second language acquisition and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award from the American Association for Applied Linguistics and the Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University. She has served as the President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and is currently the President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).
Susan M. Gass has an academic affiliation as follows - Michigan State University, Georgetown University Michigan State Univer.
Reviews - What do customers think about Interlanguage Refusals: A Cross-Cultural Study of Japanese-English (Studies on Language Acquisition, 15) (Studies on Language Acquisition, 15)?
Interlanguage Refusals:A Cross-Cultural Study of Japanese-En Mar 21, 2000
I do confess that I am fascinated through reading the wholebook which reveals the politeness in different angles, one fromWestern perpective and the other from much Oriental one. To some extent, the author has excellent knowledge and experience the cultures of the two languages. This book is extremely helpful for my teaching and research. A word of appreciation to both the authors and the publisher.END