Relationship between Cultural Distance and Pragmatic Comprehension

@inproceedings{Rafieyan2014RelationshipBC,
  title={Relationship between Cultural Distance and Pragmatic Comprehension},
  author={Vahid Rafieyan and Maryam Sharafi-Nejad and Zahra Khavari and Ayoob Damavand and Lin Siew Eng},
  year={2014}
}
The distance between language learners’ culture and the culture of the target language community is considered to play a crucial role in determining the level of pragmatic comprehension. In this respect, a study was conducted over 30 German students, perceived as culturally close to the British, and 30 South Korean students, perceived as culturally distant from the British, studying English as a Foreign Language at a university in their home countries. Pragmatic comprehension ability was… CONTINUE READING

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