Chapter published in:Pragmatic Transfer and Development: Evidence from EFL learners in China
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 287] 2018
► pp. 153–190
In this chapter, the present findings regarding pragmatic transfer in email refusals are presented and discussed. As with email requests, this chapter first looks at pragmalinguistic transfer in refusals, and then moves on to sociopragmatic transfer. It concludes with a discussion of the relationship between the two types of pragmatic transfer and language proficiency.