Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://bspace.buid.ac.ae/handle/1234/1796
Title: POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE POLITENESS IN EGYPTIAN AND AMERICAN MEDIA DISCOURSE (A CONTRASTIVE STUDY)
Authors: MOHAMED, WALED MOHAMED SALAHELDEEN
Keywords: negative politeness strategies
American hosts
Egyptian host
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: The current study attempted to examine the use of positive and negative politeness strategies by the American and Egyptian participants talk shows. A contrastive analysis of both spoken Egyptian Arabic and spoken American English was done. Brown and Levinson‟s (1987) theory of politeness formed the pragmatic framework of the study. The pragmatic functions of negative and positive politeness strategies utilised by the participants was the main focus of the study. The study results revealed significant similarities between both groups; however, there were certain differences too. Egyptian host used more positive politeness strategies while the American hosts used more negative ones. In addition, the use of hedges, avoid disagreement apologies was done by the Egyptian hosts exclusively. While the American hosts used assert or presuppose the guest's knowledge of and concern for host's wants exclusively.
URI: https://bspace.buid.ac.ae/handle/1234/1796
Appears in Collections:Dissertations for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2014101162.pdf3.58 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.