Speech acts and politeness in French as a pluricentric language

Illustrations from Cameroon and Canada

By Bernard Mulo Farenkia

This book is a contribution to the growing body of research in variational pragmatics and in postcolonial pragmatics, two emergent frameworks in cross-cultural pragmatics. Variational pragmatics studies pragmatic phenomena in regional varieties of the same language from a comparative perspective. Postcolonial pragmatics examines patterns of pragmatic phenomena in postcolonial spaces. The study focuses on the realization patterns of compliments and compliment responses and politeness strategies used in performing both speech acts in Cameroon French and in Canadian French. (Series: Romanistische Linguistik / Romance Linguistics - Vol. 10)


224 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904560