EFL Politeness in Refusals by Students of Different Culture and Interlanguage Stages
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- Politeness; Refusal; Culture; Interlanguage
This study deals with the EFL politeness in refusals by students of different culture and interlanguage stages. The objective of this research is to analyze how politeness in refusals are realized by the subjects of different culture and interlanguage stages. This study was a qualitative research. The data were taken from refusal expressions made by EFL Malay and Batak students with initial stage (stage 1-interlanguage) and free variation stage (stage-2 interlanguage). The data of this study were collected by using elicitation techniques by using Discourse Completion Task (DCT), pictures and Interview. The results of this study showed that the politeness in refusal among the Batak and Malay culture are both realized by direct and indirect strategy. The strategies used in both culture are followed by semantic formula, such as non performative statement, regret, reason, acceptance as refusal and future acceptance. The difference between the two realization of politeness in refusal is that the direct strategies are used more in Batak culture than those used in Malay culture. Semantic formula are used less in Batak culture than those in Malay culture.
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TY - CONF AU - Widya Wulandari AU - Berlin Sibarani AU - Anni Holila Pulungan PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/22 TI - EFL Politeness in Refusals by Students of Different Culture and Interlanguage Stages BT - Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 179 EP - 185 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.079 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.079 ID - Wulandari2021 ER -