The Role of Cultural Background in the Use of Refusal Strategies ‎by L2 Learners

Rawan Emad Al-Sallal; Madani Othman Ahmed

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.550928.2596

Abstract
  This study intends to investigate the role of culture in the acquisition of pragmatic competence by EFL learners. It investigated the refusal of requests and offers used by Bahraini and Indian learners of English compared to those employed by native speakers of English. It also explored the similarities ...  Read More

The Use of Metaphors through Speech Acts in Learning: ‎A Case from Indonesia

Sukirman Sukirman; Firman Firman; Nurul Aswar; Mirnawati Mirnawati; Rusdiansyah Rusdiansyah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ijscl.2022.551893.2613

Abstract
  This study aims to reveal the utilization of the form of metaphorical meaning in learning interactions at IAIN Palopo. This descriptive qualitative research uses data sources in the form of utterances/interactions in learning that produce data in words and phrases containing the meaning of metaphorical ...  Read More

Pragmatics of Expressing Apology in English and Tatar Languages

Gulyusa Kurbangalievna Ismagilova; Dilyara Shamilevna Shakirova; Olesya Viktorovna Zabavnova

Volume 8, 3 (Special Issue on Russian Culture and Language) , December 2020, , Pages 45-53

Abstract
  The article reveals that the speech act of apology is carried out with the help of typical models of remorse transmission, indicating the emotional tone of guilt recognition. The object of the current study is the motivational aspect of sincere apology and the variability of its verbalization in the ...  Read More

Language as a Didactic Tool and Vehicle of Cultural Preservation: A Pragma-sociolinguistic Study of Selected Igbo Proverbs

Uche Gloria Oboko

Volume 8, Issue 2 , September 2020, , Pages 121-136

Abstract
  Language plays major functions in society. The way of life of a people is handed down from generation to generation through language. The Igbo people are known for their rich oral tradition and cultural heritage especially in the use of proverbs. Some studies on Igbo proverbs have focused on the semantic ...  Read More

Backward Pragmatic Transfer: The Case of Refusals in Persian

Mansoor Tavakoli; Salva Shirinbakhsh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 1-24

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to examine Cook’s (2003) ‘multiple competence’ by investigating backward pragmatic transfer (from L2 [English] to L1 [Persian]) in refusals to invitations. It explored participants’ frequency and content of refusal strategies in L1 regarding the status ...  Read More