By Yong-Ju Rue
This booklet investigates request concepts in Mandarin chinese language and Korean, and is without doubt one of the first makes an attempt to deal with cross-cultural concepts hired within the speech act of requests in non-Western languages. the information, drawn from role-plays and of course recorded conversations, supplement one another by way of exhaustiveness and authenticity.
This research explores the similarities and variations of the request styles that emerged within the chinese language and Korean info, and the problematic relation among request thoughts and social elements (such as energy and distance). The findings elevate questions on the impression of technique on info, and the applicability of so known as universals to East Asian languages. in addition they provide new insights into mostly held principles of directness and soliciting for behaviours in chinese language and Korean, and the issues of cross-cultural and cross-linguistic verbal exchange. This learn is suggestive for the disciplines of cross-cultural pragmatics, cross-cultural verbal exchange, contrastive linguistics, utilized linguistics and discourse research.
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Extra resources for Request Strategies: A Comparative Study in Mandarin Chinese and Korean
The pilot study of role-plays revealed that there were some misunderstandings about the request scenarios. In the main recor dings, the researcher used the same request scenarios, but the participants received clearer explanations about them before they began, and the recording went smoothly. The participants were told that they had control over the selection of recorded conversations to be kept. 1 Subjects The subjects were selected from two companies (the Korean building construction consultancy and the Chinese advertising company), with an equal number of subjects Chapter 3.
The variable of power has three levels: +Power (the addressee has a higher power status than the speaker), =Power (the interlocutors have parallel status), −Power (the addressee has a lower power status than the speaker). There are various types of determinants of power, such as physical strength, age, gender, and institutionalized roles (Brown and Gilman 1960). In this study, the relative workplace ranking of each person, such as inferior, superior or equal, are considered a variable of power.
Chapter 2. Previous studies While the neutral markers are used not only to juniors but also to equal members regarding age and power status, honorific particles are used to superiors, and function as politeness markers. Honorific words Korean has a particular set of honorific words (Hwang 1975: 134; Sohn 1999: 412), that are utilized when talking about someone in a superior position. The speaker is expected to manipulate verbs or nouns that indicate superiority. 5. 18) 어머니의 생신이 언제입니까? Emeni-uy sayngsin-i encey-i-pnikka?
Request Strategies: A Comparative Study in Mandarin Chinese and Korean by Yong-Ju Rue