Politeness in Requests: A Cross-cultural Study of Turkish and British Natives


Koc E. M.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.11, no.42, pp.153-166, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 42
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-166

Abstract

Problem Statement: There are few researches investigating pragmatic awareness of Turkish adult EFL learners, and none of them have investigated factors such as social distance, power and degree of imposition that are important in affecting the learners' preference of request strategies. Therefore, a study focusing on the request strategies of Turkish adult learners of English will fill this gap.