ERIC Number: EJ532576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
A Contrastive Pragmatic Study on American English and Mandarin Refusal Strategies.
Liao, Chao-chih; Bresnahan, Mary I.
Language Sciences, v18 n3-4 p703-27 Jan-Apr 1996
Using a questionnaire, this study investigates what representatives of the American English and Mandarin cultures say when they want to refuse a request. Findings stress the differences between the strategies of refusal such as expressing or avoiding an expression of a positive attitude, or giving external or personal reasons for refusing. (18 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan