Preference of Indirect Answers by High School Students

KONCA, M.Yavuz and KORKMAZ, Ayse (2013) Preference of Indirect Answers by High School Students. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Key words: Politeness, Second language acquisition,Indirectness, Conventionally Indirect Answers, Tendency to select ABSTRACT This paper, based on a qualitative study conducted among high school students, investigates the tendency to select non-conventionally indirect answers by high school students while performing basic speech acts.The instrument used in the study was a discourse completion test (DCT), which has ten multiple-choice questions. In this instrument, the subjects were given five request, two offer and two invitation situations. The survey included twenty-five ninth-year students learning English at a government high school.According to the findings of the study, the majority of subjects preferred to give conventionally indirect (CI) answers in request situations. As for the offer and invitation situations, the results showed that the percentage of selecting non-conventionally indirect (NCI) answers was higher than the others for rejecting an offer or an invitation. Finally, some suggestions have been developed for further research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 08:48
Last Modified: 31 May 2013 08:48

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