Dankesbezeigung im deutschen und russischen Diskurs: soziokulturelle, pragmatische und sprachlich-strukturelle Aspekte

Translated title of the contribution: Speech act of saying thank in German and Russian discourse: Socio-cultural, pragmatic and linguistic-structural aspects

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The following article gives an analysis of the speech act of SAYING THANK in Russian and German from three different angles: Firstly, from a socio-cultural perspective which concerns the culture of SAYING THANK existing in both language communities. Secondly, from a pragmatic perspective which considers whether and how the situations in which Germans and Russians express SAYING THANK are different. And thirdly, from the linguistic-structural viewpoint which concerns the structure and function of the SAYING THANK expression in both languages; the Russian forms that realize this particular speech act are compared with the German ones.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)417-434
Number of pages18
JournalZeitschrift fur Slawistik
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • German-Russian comparison
  • Intercultural communication
  • Pragmatics
  • Speech act of thanking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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