Frequency Employments of Direct Refusal Strategies of Offers by the Native Speakers of American English and the Vietnamese
Yen Vuong Thi Hai
Yen Vuong Thi Hai
Available Online 1 March 2021.
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- speech acts of refusals, offers, refusals of offers, direct refusal strategy, frequency employments
- According to Searle (1969), the production of speech acts, such as making requests, asking questions, making promises, or refusing to have an existence in all languages. Like other speech acts, refusals of requests, offers, invitations, suggestions, etc., are widely used to express the recipients’ declination in conversations. Up to now, there have been many researchers conducting the speech acts of refusals in the world as well as in Vietnam. It is interesting and causes a lot of confusion for the people who have different cultures. The refusal is contrary to the interlocutor’s desires. Therefore, refusing not to make other people feel hurt and how to be on good terms with other people is essential and vital. This study focuses on discovering some frequency employments of direct refusal strategies of offers used by the native speakers of American English and the Vietnamese. 85 Vietnamese literary works, 35 American ones, and some Vietnamese and American films broadcast on Vietnam Television Station were collected and sorted out. The writer hopes that similarities and differences in frequency employments of direct refusal strategies of offers in both languages drawn from the research will partly contribute to improving the qualities of teaching-learning English for the Vietnamese and Vietnamese to foreigners.
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TY - CONF AU - Yen Vuong Thi Hai PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/01 TI - Frequency Employments of Direct Refusal Strategies of Offers by the Native Speakers of American English and the Vietnamese BT - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 241 EP - 246 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.030 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.030 ID - Hai2021 ER -