Request Strategies

A comparative study in Mandarin Chinese and Korean

Yong-Ju Rue | Curtin University of Technology, Australia
ORCID logoGrace Zhang | Curtin University of Technology, Australia
ISBN 9789027254214 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290519 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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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, contrastive linguistics, applied linguistics and discourse analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 177] 2008.  xv, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The major part of the book consists of a clear, systematic and very well organized description of a natural speech database. The exhaustive comparison, which addresses both linguistic and social aspects of the request situations, may serve as an excellent starting point for those who wish to get acquainted with socio-linguistic difference between East Asian cultures.”
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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