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Eskin, Daniel – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2017
The way we ask for something, or "request," is hardly the same across all contexts. The degree to which we show politeness in these instances is closely related to a number of contextual factors (Brown & Levinson, 1987), manifested in the linguistic features that we employ (Blum-Kulka, House & Kasper, 1989; Searle, 1975).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, English (Second Language)