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Request mitigating devices in Australian English and Iraqi Arabic : a comparative study

Aldhulaee, Mohammed 2011, Request mitigating devices in Australian English and Iraqi Arabic : a comparative study, Master of TESOL thesis, School of Education, Deakin University.

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Title Request mitigating devices in Australian English and Iraqi Arabic : a comparative study
Author Aldhulaee, Mohammed
Institution Deakin University
School School of Education
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Other
Degree name Master of TESOL
Thesis advisor Golebiowski, Zosia
Date submitted 2011-09-15
Summary Significant issues, especially miscommunication in a cross-cultural setting and pragmatic failure in second language (L2) acquisition, stem from the linguistic and cultural differences between social groups. The investigation of speech acts realization in everyday situations is deemed as an important field to explore the impact of linguistic and cultural variations on cross-cultural communication and L2 acquisition. This paper examines the internal and external mitigating devices that Australian English native speakers (AENSs) and Iraqi Arabic native speakers (IANSs) use to soften the force of request speech acts in everyday situations. It aims to explore request mitigating devices employed in Australian English and Iraqi Arabic in terms of semantic formulae and frequencies in everyday interaction. Request samples were collected from native speakers of Australian English and Iraqi Arabic by means of role-play interviews. The mitigating devices found in requests were identified and classified. The results showed that internal mitigating devices were more frequent in AENSs’ requests than in IANSs’ requests, while external mitigating devices were pervasive in both groups. The two groups also used different semantic formulae of some mitigating devices in some situations. The pervasive occurrence of external mitigators in both groups’ requests is explained in terms of the notion of volubility as a politeness strategy. It is also suggested that the divergence between the two groups in their utilization of request mitigations is related to linguistic and cultural variations between the Australian and Iraqi cultures.
Language eng
Field of Research 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics
200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
200318 Middle Eastern Languages
Socio Economic Objective 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
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