Publication details [#7737]

Pride, J.B. 1973. An approach to the (socio-)linguistics of commands and requests in English. Archivum Linguisticum 4 : 51–74.
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Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject


It is argued that the choice between the recurrent structural variables of commands and requests is not random, but at least partly determined by cultural, social, interpersonal and many other factors distinguishable from linguistic structure itself.