International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Language Research | Iraq | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

A Pragmatic Analysis of Impoliteness in Selected British Social Interviews

AbeerNaser Abbas | Ali Muhsin Al-Majdawi

Abstract: This research investigates impoliteness employed in selected British social interviews using pragmatic approach. It aims at identifying the pragmatic structure of the phenomenon of impoliteness when dealing with it in selected British social interviews, pinpointing the most common pragmatic strategies of being impolite in those interviews and showing the types of being impoliteness in it. The research employed qualitative method. The data to be analysed in this study are British social interviews where there are two participants or more directing their words to an audience or hearers/ readers. The data of this work are in the form of script even those that are taken from video-recorded. The study is divided into five chapters. Chapter one presents the problem, aims, hypotheses, procedures, limits, and value of the study. Chapter two is intended to show the literature review of impoliteness its definitions, types and history of impoliteness. Chapter three is devoted for data collection and developing the model of analysis. Chapter four is specified for analyzing the data under study. Chapter five is introduced to show the results of the analysis done. The results of this research have described as follows. First, Impoliteness in selected British social interviews is a process structured of three stages. Second, four types of impoliteness strategies occur in this data. They are bald on record strategy, positive impoliteness strategy, negative impoliteness strategy and sarcasm or mock impoliteness. Positive impoliteness strategy becomes the most dominant type used in British social interviews. Meanwhile, withhold impoliteness does not exist in the data under this study. Third, all the types of being impolite are used in British social interviews. Those are affective, coercive and entertaining impoliteness. The most utilized type in this study is entertaining impoliteness. It is employed to amuse the speaker or other people by making the hearer the object of entertaining. Finally, the model used in analysis the data of the present study is workable

Keywords: Pragmatics, Impoliteness, Types, Strategies

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,

Pages: 536 - 542

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