Refusal strategies in English by Malaysian Indian undergraduates / Jessica Raman Raman

Jessica Raman, Raman (2016) Refusal strategies in English by Malaysian Indian undergraduates / Jessica Raman Raman. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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    Refusal is a face threatening act because it contradicts with the expectations of the speaker and therefore, is not a preferred speech act. However, the speech act of refusal cannot be avoided as it is a part of our daily communication. Therefore, this study was carried out to find out how Indian undergraduates, one of the majority races in Malaysia, handle refusal. The present study investigates the strategies used by Malaysian Indian undergraduates to make refusals in English as well as the influences of power on the choice of refusal strategies made by them in an academic context. These objectives were expressed through two research questions. The data, gained from a DCT was analysed and coded according to an adapted framework of refusal strategies that was developed from a combination of the frameworks proposed by Beebe et al. (1990) and Al-Issa (2003).

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A) – Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, 2016.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Refusal ; English language; Indian undergraduate
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
    Depositing User: Miss Dashini Harikrishnan
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 12:45
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 08:20

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