Book reviews


Robin T. Lakoff and Sachiko Ide (eds.), Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness. (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, 139). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005, 342 pp. (Robert B. Arundale)

Michael Bamberg and Molly Andrews (eds.), Considering Counter-Narratives. Narrating, resisting, making-sense. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004, 380 pp. (Justyna Ziółkowska)

Louise Cummings, Pragmatics:A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2005. (Olga Kozłowska)

Song Mei Lee-Wong, Politeness and Face in Chinese Culture. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2000, xvi + 344 pp. (Chaoqun Xie)

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Multilingua is a refereed academic journal devoted to multilingualism, language learning, intercultural communication and translating and interpreting in their social contexts. Multilingua focuses on critical sociolinguistic studies of language and communication in globalization, transnationalism, migration and mobility across time and space. It is an international forum for interdisciplinary research on linguistic diversity in social life.