1. The Gender of the Addressee as a Factor in the Selection of Apology Strategies: The Case of Saudi and British

Israa Qari

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 83-95

Abstract
  This paper was set out to investigate the main cultural differences between Saudi and British participants making apologies with a focus on the role of the gender of the addressee in the selection of apology strategies in gender-segregated vs. coed societies. Written questionnaires were used to collect ...  Read More

2. First-Encounter Talks between Younger and Older Adults in Taiwan: A Conversation Analysis Approach

Chin-Hui Chen

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 91-104

Abstract
  Outside of Western contexts, natural-conversation-based research on intergenerational communication is relatively rare. To help redress this imbalance, this paper explores the conversational styles of first-encounter talks between five pairs of college students and older adults in Taiwan, and infers ...  Read More

3. Politeness Orientation in Social Hierarchies in Urdu

Shazia Kousar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 85-96

Abstract
  The present research is aimed at investigating how the politeness of the speakers of Urdu is influenced by their relative social status in society. The researcher took politeness theory of Brown and Levinson (1978, 1987) as a model. To observe politeness of Urdu speakers, speech act of apology with different ...  Read More

4. Assertiveness, Compliance, and Politeness: Pragmatic and Sociocultural Aspects of ‘Brazilian English’ and 'American English'

Milene Mendes de Oliveira

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 76-90

Abstract
  This paper showed the results of a qualitative investigation that looked into intracultural communication between Brazilian teachers and students of English, and intercultural communication between American teachers and Brazilian students of English. The aims were to identify and describe contextualization ...  Read More

5. Investigating Non-Native English Speaking Graduate Students’ Pragmatic Development in Requestive Emails

Shuan Wei-Hong Ko; Zohreh R. Eslami; Lynn M. Burlbaw

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 1-15

Abstract
  The present study investigated learners’ interlanguage pragmatic development through analysis of 99 requestive emails addressed to a faculty member over a period of up to two years. Most previous studies mainly investigated how non-native English speaking students’ (NNESs) pragmalinguistic ...  Read More

6. An Analysis of Metaphoric Use of Names of Body Parts in the Bantu Language Kifipa

Amani Lusekelo; Daudi Isaac Kapufi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 106-118

Abstract
  This paper focused on the way names of body parts are artistically used to convey meanings and messages in Kifipa, a Bantu language spoken in Tanzania. Since the body parts metaphors are used by people to portray meanings in their daily conversations (Kovecses, 2004; Vierke, 2012), the paper investigated ...  Read More

7. Greetings and Politeness in Doctor-Client Encounters in Southwestern Nigeria

Akinola Odebunmi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 101-117

Abstract
  Doctors and clients sometimes experience interactive clashes during hospital meetings in South-western Nigerian hospitals because of their divergent culture-constrained orientation to politeness cues. The goal of this paper is to unpack the discursive elements that characterize interactive confluence ...  Read More

8. Gendered Communication in Iranian University Classrooms: The Relationship between Politeness and Silence in Persian Culture

Saeedeh Shafiee Nahrkhalaji; Mahboubeh Khorasani; Morteza Rashidi Ashjerdi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 118-130

Abstract
  This study examined naturally-occurring university classroom interactions at Iranian universities and provided an analysis of silence patterns as politeness strategies used by male and female students. Since empirical studies of silence in classroom settings are scarce, this paper aimed to explain such ...  Read More