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dc.contributor.authorRue, Yong ju
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Grace
dc.identifier.citationRue, Yong ju and Zhang, Grace. 2008. Request Strategies: A Comparative Study in Mandarin Chinese and Korean. Edited by Jucker, Andreas H.. Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 177. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

This book investigates request strategies in Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and is one of the first attempts to address cross-cultural strategies employed in the speech act of requests in two non-Western languages. The data, drawn from role-plays and naturally recorded conversations, complement each other in terms of exhaustiveness and authenticity.This study explores the similarities and differences of the request patterns that emerged in the Chinese and Korean data, and the intricate relation between request strategies and social factors (such as power and distance). The findings raise questions about the influence of methodology on data, and the applicability of so called universals to East Asian languages. They also offer new insights into generally-held ideas of directness and requesting behaviours in Chinese and Korean, and the problems of cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication.This research is suggestive for the disciplines of cross-cultural pragmatics, cross-cultural communication, contractive linguistics, applied linguistics and discourse analysis.Table of contentsPrefaceAbbreviations, conventions and notations1. Introduction2. Previous studies3. Methodology4. Individual situation comparisons5. Comparisons of social variables6. General discussion7. Sequential analysis of turn-taking8. ConclusionsAppendix: Request scenariosReferencesGlossary of technical termsName indexSunject index

dc.publisherJohn Benjamins
dc.subjectDiscourse - Analysis
dc.subjectContractive Linguistics
dc.subject- Cross-cultural Communication
dc.subjectApplied Linguistics
dc.subjectCross-cultural pragmatics
dc.subjectRequest Strategies
dc.titleRequest Strategies: A Comparative Study in Mandarin Chinese and Korean
dcterms.source.seriesPragmatics & Beyond New Series 177
dcterms.source.placeAmsterdam & Philadelphia
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curtin.facultyDivision of Humanities
curtin.facultyFaculty of Education, Language Studies and Social Work (ELSSW)
curtin.facultyDepartment of Languages and Intercultural Education

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