References consulted in creating this module:

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Lorenzo-Dus, N. (2001). Compliment responses among British and Spanish university students: A contrastive study. Journal of Pragmatics, 33, 107-27.

Valdés, G. & Pino, C. (1981). Muy a tus órdenes: Compliment responses among Mexican-American bilinguals. Language and Society, 10, 53-72.

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