Akin Odebunmi
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Interactivity is a universal of the human species and world cultures, but the linguistic and discursive means of achieving it are sometimes specific to particular speech communities. For example, while most cultures have formulae for greeting, appreciating and complimenting, the way these are executed varies by societal expectations, preferences and realities. The ability of the individual members of society to orient properly to these relational formulae determines the rating of their actions as acceptable or not to the societal norms.

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