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ERIC Number: EJ1167200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1307-4733
Refusal Strategies Used by Turkish University Instructors of English
Tuncer, Hülya
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), v10 n1 p71-90 2016
The objective of this study is to present what kind of refusal strategies Turkish university instructors of English use and thus aiming to contribute to the limited but growing body of research on Turkish people's refusals in English. With this goal in mind, 20 instructors in the English Language Teaching Department at a state university were given a Discourse Completion Test (DCT) consisting of 12 situations of four eliciting speech acts: three requests, three invitations, three suggestions, and three offers. At the end of the study, it was found that the participants preferred to use indirect refusal strategies the most, adjuncts the next, and direct refusal strategies the least. In addition, it was also demonstrated that the status of the interlocutor plays a role in the number of refusal strategies utilized: the higher the interlocutor's status is, the more refusal strategies the participants employ. The results of the study are hoped to pave the way for further studies involving the refusal strategies of Turkish instructors of English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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