Cross-Cultural Pragmatics: Comparing Refusal Patterns between Native speakers of British English (NS) And Non-native speaker Saudi’s (NNS) who study in the UK
作者: Musha’al A. AlBugami
刊名: Arab World English Journal, 2019(247)
来源数据库: Arab Society of English Language Studies
DOI: 10.24093/awej/th.247
原始语种摘要: The speech act of refusal is an area that has been considered by a variety of researchers. However, to date a specific comparison of native speakers of British English (NS) with nonnative (NNS) Saudi speakers has not been undertaken. This study fills this gap by exploring the similarities and differences in the refusal strategies of British English (NS) and (NNS) Saudis studying in the United Kingdom (UK). For the study, 33 subjects were asked to respond to 10 different scenarios, where they were required to carry out the speech act of refusal, allowing for data collection through a Discourse Completion Test. The resultant data was analysed in terms of semantic formulas and categorised according to the Beebe et al’s (1990) refusal taxonomy. The results suggested differences between the...
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  • NNS Neutral Network Simulator
  • English 英语英国的英国人的英语的
  • refusal 拒绝
  • British 不列颠的
  • native 国产的
  • language 语言
  • recognize 承认
  • sorry 遗憾的
  • spent 消耗的
  • there 那里