A Contrastive Study into the Realization of Suggestion Speech Act: Persain vs English

Reza Pishghadam, Maryam Sharafadini

Abstract


This study intends to conduct a contrastive analysis between English and Persian with regard to suggestion speech act. To this end, some Iranian university students were asked to complete a Discourse Completion Task (DCT) consisting of six situations in which their suggestion act was explored. The research data was analyzed using percentage and Chi-square test. The study findings were compared with the previous research carried out by Jiang (2006) exploring natives’ use of suggestion act in order to detect the similarities and variations between cultures. The results revealed the variations in almost most of the suggestion types. Furthermore, gender proved to be a significant factor in the production of suggestion strategies. Finally, pedagogical implications were discussed in the context of second language learning.
Key words: Culture; Pragmatic competence; Speech act; Suggestion act


Résumé: Cette étude vise à effectuer une analyse contrastive entre l'anglais et le persain à l'égard de l'acte de parole suggestion. A cette fin, certains étudiants universitaires iraniens ont été invités à remplir une tâche d'achèvement du discours (DCT), composé de six situations dans lesquelles leur acte suggestion a été explorée. les données de recherche a été analysée à l'aide de pourcentage et de test du chi carré. les résultats de l'étude ont été comparés avec les recherches antérieures effectuées par Jiang (2006) explore indigènes utilisation de la suggestion agir afin de détecter les similitudes et les différences entre les deux cultures. les résultats a révélé des variations dans la plupart des types presque suggestion. Par ailleurs, le genre s'est révélée être un facteur important dans la production de stratégies de suggestion. Enfin, les implications pédagogiques ont été discutés dans le contexte de l'apprentissage des langues secondes.
Mots clés: Culture; Compétence pragmatique; Acte de parole; Agitationde suggestion


Keywords


Culture; Pragmatic competence; Speech act; Suggestion act;Culture; Compétence pragmatique; Acte de parole; Agitationde suggestion;Canadian;Social Science

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