German native speakers’ use of modification devices of the speech act request

Basovska, Meri and Ivanovska, Biljana (2017) German native speakers’ use of modification devices of the speech act request. Palimpsest International Journal for Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Research, II (3). pp. 69-79. ISSN 2545-3998

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the different strategies and linguistic forms that native speakers of German use to express the speech act request. It presents the findings of a pilot study of the most common modification devices they use to formulate their requests. First, we give a short overview of the research we conducted. Then, we present the findings focusing on the modification devices used in variety of different situations. In particular, we focus on their dependence on the variables of power, social distance and degree of imposition. We also illustrate our findings with examples from the pool of speech acts that we collected Key words: speech act, request, modification devices, German language.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Biljana Ivanovska
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 10:11
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17889

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