By Rosina Márquez Reiter
The 1st well-researched contrastive pragmatic research of requests and apologies in British English and Uruguayan Spanish. It takes the shape of a cross-cultural corpus-based research utilizing female and male local audio system of every language and systematically alternating a similar social variables in either cultures.
The facts are elicited from a non-prescriptive open role-play yielding requests and apologies. The research of the speech acts relies on an variation of the explicit scheme built by means of Blum-Kulka et al. (1989).
The effects express that audio system of English and Spanish range of their number of (in)directness degrees, head-act alterations, and the politeness sorts of men and women in either cultures.
Reference to an intensive bibliography and the thorough dialogue of methodological concerns relating speech act reports deserve the eye of scholars of pragmatics in addition to readers attracted to cultural issues.
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