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Politeness Strategy Use and Dynamics of Dominance in College ESL Writing Tutorials:Building Social Relationships in the Non-Writing Discourse Frame

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Authors
Chang, YiBoon
Issue Date
2012
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.48 No.1, pp. 115-147
Keywords
dominancefacepoliteness strategiessecondlanguage writing tutorials
Abstract
This preliminary case study explores the dynamics in participation structure co-constructed by one female Korean Non-Native speaker (NNS) teacher and three female Chinese NNS students with the use of politeness strategies in non-writing tutorial interactions in a college English as a Second Language (ESL) writing classroom. 30-minute course-embedded individual writing tutorial interactions were audio-video recorded and transcribed for discourse analysis. The results revealed that the teacher and each student strategically used positive and negative politeness strategies to build social relationships through non-writing tutorial interactions. Compliments and common ground sharing were used as primary positive politeness strategies, while hedge, silence, and personal-point-of-view disclaimers were frequently used as negative politeness strategies. The reciprocal power equilibrium achieved by the dynamics of participation structure expectedly sheds a new light on the studies on L2 writing tutorials.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86479
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 48 Number 1/3 (2012)
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