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How Much Are We Polite?

Author(s): Marina Dzhonova, Yordanka Velkova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: politeness; spoken language; media speech; sociolinguistics; pragmatics;

Summary/Abstract: The article represents the actual situation in spoken Bulgarian language concerning the use of questions as indirect speech acts. Conclusions base on data, collected from Bulgarian broadcasting (radio and television) during the last four years (2010-2013). The analysis of the empirical data shows that different pragmatic and sociolinguistic factors may dominate in the spoken media communication and determine what the speaker chooses – whether an indirect or a direct speech act.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 32-41
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian