In the studies related to speech acts, refusals has been one of the most important sub-fields. Most research on refusals probes into the refusal production of adults. However, studies on refusals produced by children, especially those relevant to Mandarin, have been scant. This book, therefore, investigates the development of refusals in responses to invitations and requests produced by children and the development of politeness perceived by children. In addition, the children?s..
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With its clear layout, this invaluable book offers the learner of Chinese or English the essential two-in-one reference: an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly language..Подробнее
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