Book — 1 online resource (xi, 140 pages) : color illustrations.
The European Union: culture, identity and languages
English as a means of communication by non-native Speakers
Learning English for Intercultural Communication
Linguistic pragmatic background for the study of the speech act of apologizing: from theory to practice
Empirical study of the realisation of the speech act of apologizing in Euro-English.
English in Europe is not one language but many, and substantial differences in the way people from different countries communicate using it may cause misunderstandings. This book shows that, through research into the pragmatic behavior of non-native speakers of English from across Europe, it is possible to uncover the core shared strategies, which are proposed as the basis of a reference guide for learners who wish to successfully communicate in English in Europe. The content is based on the analysis of the speech act of apologizing as realized by 466 respondents from 8 European countries, all proficient users of English involved in teacher-training programs. The results provide a basis for practical teaching and in-class research ideas are included in the book.