ERIC Number: EJ323876
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
How to Make Requests that Overcome Obstacles to Compliance.
Francik, Ellen P.; Clark, H.
Journal of Memory and Language, v24 n5 p560-68 Oct 1985
Describes three experiments that show that when requesting information, speakers estimate the greatest potential obstacles to compliance and try to overcome them through their choice of indirect, or conditional, requests. In selecting their request, speakers in most situations try to pinpoint the obstacles as specifically as they can. (SED)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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