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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Lynnelle Rhinier
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-01T21:37:04Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-01T21:37:04Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/78539
dc.description.abstract This paper identifies two requestive forms in the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English, let statements and if statements, and the contextual conditions—linguistic, pragmatic, discourse and social—that co-occur with these forms. The analysis reveals a complex interplay of linguistic forms and contextual factors. The variables of social distance, social power, contingency, entitlement and specific discourse functions all influence the forms a speaker chooses when requesting, but not at the same time for both forms nor in equal measures. Rather, two or three contextual features become more or less relevant at a time, creating a distinct profile for each form.
dc.format.extent 32 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
dc.title Requesting the Context: A Context Analysis of Let Statement and If Statement Requests and Commands in the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English
dc.type Journal article
dc.date.note Fall 2014
dc.citation.journalTitle Rice Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.contributor.org Linguistics Department
dc.subject.keywordspeech act
request
corpus
context
dc.citation.volumeNumber 5
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dc.identifier.citation Brown, Lynnelle Rhinier. "Requesting the Context: A Context Analysis of Let Statement and If Statement Requests and Commands in the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English." Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, 5, (2014) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/78539.


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