English Requests in “Gone with the wind” – Margaret Mitchell

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Hieu Tran

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Pragmatic research aims to study how language is affected by the circumstances in which it is used (Yazdanfar & Bonyadi, 2016), in which, speech acts possess one of the most visible ways to pragmatic competence. In this paper, the writer focuses on the speech act of English requests and provides reasons for meticulous attention on the speech act of requesting in English and further describes request strategies in communicative activities. It will be clearly presented in this paper that requests are of importance to a language learner and they can be executed with several different strategies, including the direct, conventionally indirect and unconventionally indirect strategies. In details, some sub-division of such strategies are relatively analyzed with specific illustration.

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Tran, H. (2020). English Requests in “Gone with the wind” – Margaret Mitchell. JOURNAL OF RATTANA PAÑÑĀ, 5(2), 213–225. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/BLJOU/article/view/244719
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