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Intercultural Pragmatics

Istvan Kecskes


This is the first book about intercultural pragmatics that focuses on language use in intercultural interaction. Intercultural Pragmatics is concerned with the way the language system is put to use in social encounters between human beings who have different first languages, communicate in a common language, and, usually, represent different cultures. The communicative process in these encounters is synergistic in the sense that in them existing pragmatic norms and emerging, co-constructed features are present to a varying degree. The book defines intercultures as situationally emergent and co ... More

Keywords: Intercultures, socio-cognitive approach, multilingual view, common ground, cooperation, egocentrism, prior context, actual situational context, salience, formulaic language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199892655
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Istvan Kecskes, author
State University of New York, Albany