Iranian EFL Journal, Volume (10), No (3), Year (2014-6) , Pages (332-344)

Title : ( Commands among English Speakers and Iranian speakers )

Authors: Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh , Marziyeh Rabieefar ,

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This article aimed at investigating commands in English and Persian languages. The research is done by studying samples of speeches having commands, produced by adult English native speakers and adult Persian speakers. Finding similarities and differences of this speech act in English and Persian was sought comparing the produced samples. To do the reasearch, a DCT consisting of 20 different situations was distributed among 30 participants in Iran and its English version was sent to 30 participants in the United States. Data were analyzed by employing percentage and chi-square. The results revealed both similarities and differences in using commands. Differences appeared to be due to cultural differences of the two communities.


, Speech act of command, Cultural differences, English and Persian speakers
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author = {Askarzadeh Torghabeh, Rajabali and Marziyeh Rabieefar},
title = {Commands among English Speakers and Iranian speakers},
journal = {Iranian EFL Journal},
year = {2014},
volume = {10},
number = {3},
month = {June},
issn = {1836-8743},
pages = {332--344},
numpages = {12},
keywords = {Speech act of command; Cultural differences; English and Persian speakers},


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%T Commands among English Speakers and Iranian speakers
%A Askarzadeh Torghabeh, Rajabali
%A Marziyeh Rabieefar
%J Iranian EFL Journal
%@ 1836-8743
%D 2014