Publication details [#57369]

Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh and Gia Anh Le Ho. 2013. Requests and politeness in Vietnamese as a native language. Pragmatics 23 (4) : 685–714.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
International Pragmatics Association
Journal DOI


This paper discusses requests and politeness in native Vietnamese, with reference to Blum-Kulka's categorization and House and Kasper's (1989) directness degree, request strategy choice and modification use, drawing on open role-play data in six scenarios with diverging social power and discerned imposition levels.