Intercultural Pragmatics
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1. What is Intercultural Pragmatics?

Intercultural pragmatics has emerged as a relatively new area of linguistic research, building on earlier work in cross-cultural pragmatics. Pragmatics examines how language is used and interpreted in context, and cross-cultural pragmatics analyzes differ…

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Helen SPENCER-OATEY and Jiayi WANG, “Intercultural Pragmatics”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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