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Means of expressing interdiction in institutional and personal communication

Author Belkina, Ekaterina Sergeevna Affiliation Samara University of Public Administration “International Market Institute” Ulitsa Grigoriya Aksakova 21, Samara 443030, Russia Abstract The article considers how the speech genre of interdiction functions in institutional and everyday discourses. The aim is to identify formal and content-specific features of this genre in different types of discourse, the manifestation […]

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Non-verbal communication in Mikhail Lermontov’s novel “A Hero of Our Time”

Author Kanevskaya, Tatyana Dmitrievna Affiliation Rehabilitation boarding school No. 32 Ulitsa Admirala Lazareva 53, Moscow 117042, Russia Abstract The article identifies and analyzes non-verbal components of communication (NVCСs) in the dialogues of the characters of Lermontov’s novel “A Hero of Our Time”, depicted by the author and significant for the description of these characters. In […]

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Pragmatics of humor at the workplace: A case study

Author1 Charles Ofosu Marfo Affiliation Department of Modern Languages, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana Author2 Catrin Hill Affiliation Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Potsdam, Germany Abstract This paper presents a study of how humor impact the workplace and individual creativity following the position that humor is an important part of […]

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Interlanguage refusals and the initiating acts

Author1 Shu-Chu Chen Affiliation National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan Author2 Ming-Nuan Yang Affiliation Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan Abstract In order to find out the complexity of refusals, we investigated cross-cultural similarities and differences of refusal performance by 40 EFL learners and 40 native speakers of American English […]