Teaching Politeness Strategies

Teaching Politeness Strategies

Journal

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Linguistics, Languages and Literature
  • Publisher's keywords: politeness strategies, communicative competence, specialized discourse
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    Irina Petrovska

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

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ABSTRACT

This paper deals with the politeness strategies potential in subject specific fields and highlights the role of learning politeness strategies as a powerful cognitive tool fundamental to further enhancing the second language learner’s ability to cope with this specialized verbal characteristic in hospitality industry discourse. The paper explores the close interplay between social (extra-linguistic) and structural (linguistic) factors shaping the linguistic idiosyncrasies of English and Macedonian politeness strategies in hospitality industry discourse. It has been argued that the awareness of cross-cultural differences concerning politeness strategies may be exploited as a valuable teaching resource for classroom interaction.

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