Publication details [#12581]

Nelson, Gayle L., Waguida El Bakary and Mahmoud Al Batal. 1996. Egyptian and American compliments: Focus on second language learners. In Gass, Susan M. and Joyce Neu, eds. Speech Acts Across Cultures. Challenges to Communication in a Second Language. (Studies on Language Acquisition 11). De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 109–128.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


This study investigated American and Egyptian complements to determine similarities and differences in compliment form, attributes praised, gender of the compliment giver and receiver and compliment frequency.