Cross-cultural pragmatics in the Greek EFL context

Evangelia Michail


This paper focuses on the need to address cross-cultural pragmatics in the Greek EFL context. The first part discusses the Greek EFL context in detail. It is followed by a detailed review of the relevant literature on cross-cultural pragmatics. The final part presents the cross-cultural differences between the Greek and the English cultures and draws implications for pragmatics-focused instruction in foreign language classrooms.


cross-cultural pragmatics, pragmatic failure, instruction

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