Publication details [#12768]

Takahashi, Tomoko and Leslie M. Beebe. 1993. Cross-Linguistic Influence in the Speech Act of Correction. In Kasper, Gabriele and Shoshana Blum-Kulka. Interlanguage Pragmatics. Oxford University Press. pp. 138–157.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


In this paper, the author examines American and Japanese performance of the speech act of correction by looking at how this act is performed with status unequals, i.e. a person of lower status addressing someone of higher status and vice versa.