Learner-centered comparison study between American native speakers and Saudi English language learners in forming English requests and refusals in academic setting
Native speakers of a language may not consider cultural differences when performing speech acts which can lead to misunderstandings between people from different cultures. Therefore, this study investigates differences between Saudi Arabic learners of English and American English speakers in how requests and refusals are realized. Specifically, the goal of this research is to look at different factors that go into forming a request or a refusal such as formality, social status, and scale of directness. Using a Discourse Completion Task, this study examined the significant differences between ...
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