English Language Teaching, Volume (5), No (1), Year (2012-1) , Pages (117-126)

Title : ( Cross-cultural Comparison of Gratitude Expressions in Persian, Chinese and American English )

Authors: Reza Pishghadam , sima zarei ,

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Granted the fact that different cultures have different speaking styles, knowledge of these styles can help people grasp the essence of social cultural knowledge to communicate with others more successfully. In this regard, the present paper aims at comparing the use of speech act of gratitude in Persian and Chinese EFL learners and English native speakers performances to identify the existing pattern among them. For this purpose, the participants were asked to complete a Discourse Completion Task (DCT) designed by Eisenstein and Bodman (1993). The results revealed that although thanking is regarded as the most favorite strategy among all three groups, there are significant differences in the ways Persian and Chinese learners of English, and also native speakers of English use the speech act of thanking.

Keywords

, Culture, Pragmatic Competence, Speech act, Speech act of
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@article{paperid:1025988,
author = {Pishghadam, Reza and Zarei, Sima},
title = {Cross-cultural Comparison of Gratitude Expressions in Persian, Chinese and American English},
journal = {English Language Teaching},
year = {2012},
volume = {5},
number = {1},
month = {January},
issn = {1916-4742},
pages = {117--126},
numpages = {9},
keywords = {Culture; Pragmatic Competence; Speech act; Speech act of gratitude},
}

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%T Cross-cultural Comparison of Gratitude Expressions in Persian, Chinese and American English
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%A Zarei, Sima
%J English Language Teaching
%@ 1916-4742
%D 2012

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