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Izadi, Ahmad and Farzaneh Zilaie. 2015. Refusal strategies in Persian. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 25 (2) : 246–264.
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Iranian Persian speakers use indirect and a blend of direct and indirect strategies more than direct ones in refusals to offers, suggestions, invitations and requests, according to the refusal classification scheme presented by Beebe, Takahashi, and Uliss-Weltz. ‘Reason’ and ‘gratitude’ appear the most frequent ones, returning the act appears as novel strategy.