Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

Gender Differences in Pragmatic Strageties of Disagreement in Chinese

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Yan Yang
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Yan Yang
Available Online October 2013.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.211How to use a DOI?
Keywords
speech act; disagreement; gender difference; pragmatic strategy
Abstract

Compared with studies on speech acts of compliment, request and apologizing, researches on gender differences in disagreement in Chinese, by so far, have been found insufficient. Thus, this study sets out to examine gender differences in the selection of pragmatic strategies of disagreement with the purpose of explaining such differences. The study is based on the theoretical basis of speech act theory,Brown and Levinson’s politeness theory and Gu’s Chinese politeness maxims. The data are collected via Discourse Completion Tasks (DCT) and interviews. 100 subjects are selected from the sophomores in Southwest Jiaotong University. Gender differences in the choice of disagreement strategies are examined by t-test. The findings show that females are more likely to use mitigated strategies than males, and males tend to use aggravated strategies more frequently than females. Such differences indicate different gender psychology and gender identities in their socialization process.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-84-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.211How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2013, 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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