Publication details [#3741]

Pilegaard, Morten. 1989. Interkulturel kommunikation og høflighed i anmodninger [Intercultural communication on politeness]. Hermes 3 : 247–266. URL
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This paper deals with aspects of intercultural communication and presents the theoretical basis for a study of linguistic politeness in the realization of requests in English with the aim of analyzing requests in intercultural business correspondence (Danish/English). The hypothesis is that Danes corresponding in English are lacking in pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic competence.
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