دفاتر في اللسانيات والتعليمية
Volume 1, Numéro 1, Pages 51-61

A Comparison Of Speech Act Performance Of Native And Non-native Speakers Of English: The Case Of Request

Authors : Ourghi Rachid .

Abstract

A number of cross-cultural studies were carried out to investigate the differences and similarities between native and non-native speakers’ performance of particular speech acts (e.g. Fraser et al, 1981; Scarcella and Brunak, 1981; House and Kasper, 1981; Thomas, 1983, Blum-Kulka and Olshtain, 1984; Faerch and Kasper, 1984).

Keywords

cross-cultural studies, cases of request in English, non-native speakers’ performance, speech acts, foreign-language learning, pragmatic rules.