Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

Refusal Strategies Performed by Javanese English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners

Authors
Weni Mardi Waluyani, Soepriyatna Soepriyatna
Corresponding Author
Weni Mardi Waluyani
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.77How to use a DOI?
Keywords
refusal; EFL learners; Javanese EFL learners; speech act; refusal strategy
Abstract

Refusal is one of speech acts that people perform. This research specifically identified the most common strategies used in performing refusals and how Javanese EFL learners use the refusal strategies regarding the status of the refuse. The research was conducted in faculty of education Sampoerna University and involved 34 participants. The data were collected using Discourse Completion Tasks (DCT) and were analysed using categorization of refusal strategies proposed by Beebe et al. The results show that most of participants utilize indirect strategies especially excuse/reason/explanation as the most common used strategy. In addition the participants are also identified to use direct "head act" and "pre-refusal" strategies in their refusals. The results also indicate that Javanese Efl learners use different refusal strategies depend on the status of the refuse. However, in several cases participants utilize similar strategies to refuse interlocutors' request, offer, invitation and suggestion from different social status.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.77How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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