1. Backward Pragmatic Transfer: The Case of Refusals in Persian

Mansoor Tavakoli; Salva Shirinbakhsh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 1-24

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to examine Cook’s (2003) ‘multiple competence’ by investigating backward pragmatic transfer (from L2 [English] to L1 [Persian]) in refusals to invitations. It explored participants’ frequency and content of refusal strategies in L1 regarding the status ...  Read More