Request Strategies

A comparative study in Mandarin Chinese and Korean

| Curtin University of Technology, Australia
| Curtin University of Technology, Australia
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This book investigates request strategies in Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and is one of the first attempts to address cross-cultural strategies employed in the speech act of requests in two non-Western languages. The data, drawn from role-plays and naturally recorded conversations, complement each other in terms of exhaustiveness and authenticity.

This study explores the similarities and differences of the request patterns that emerged in the Chinese and Korean data, and the intricate relation between request strategies and social factors (such as power and distance). The findings raise questions about the influence of methodology on data, and the applicability of so called universals to East Asian languages. They also offer new insights into generally held ideas of directness and requesting behaviours in Chinese and Korean, and the problems of cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication. This research is suggestive for the disciplines of cross-cultural pragmatics, cross-cultural communication, contrastive linguistics, applied linguistics and discourse analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 177]  2008.  xv, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
xi–xii
Abbreviations, conventions and notations
xiii–xv
1. Introduction
1–6
2. Previous studies
7–32
3. Methodology
33–56
4. Individual situation comparisons
57–116
5. Comparisons of social variables
117–178
6. General discussion
180–207
7. Sequential analysis of turn-taking
209–292
8. Conclusions
293–297
Appendix: Request scenarios
299–306
References
307–311
Glossary of technical terms
313–316
Name index
317
Sunject index
319–320
“The major part of the book consists of a clear, systematic and very well organized description of a natural speech database. The exhaustive comparison, which addresses both linguistic and social aspects of the request situations, may serve as an excellent starting point for those who wish to get acquainted with socio-linguistic difference between East Asian cultures.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008010966