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The speech act of advice in educational contexts in tshiVenda

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dc.contributor.advisor Dlali M, Dr en
dc.contributor.author Raliphaswa SN en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:35:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:35:36Z
dc.date.submitted 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/32461
dc.description.abstract This study examines data from advice-giving in Tshivenda relating to pragmatic theorist's argument that every human interaction, to a large extent carries with it an element of threatening to one or both participant's face. The speech act of politeness has been identified as one of the most effective speech acts to be employed in giving as well as soliciting advice. Every speech acts is influenced by contextual, cultural and many other background factors associated to age, gender and rank which contribute towards how a speech is composed. The issues relating to the theory of politeness prompted this study on the extent to which politeness plays a role in giving advice in an educational context of Tshivenda speaking learners. The study has employed Brown and Levinson's theory of politeness as a universal phenomenon against the findings of my data, in that universality of these theorists does not quite fit with this study.<br><br> In this study, politeness in Tshivenda school context has demonstrated that it has been employed as a strategy for encoding distance between speaker and the solicitor. The purpose of advising teachers and students through politeness behavior is to mitigate face and to create a favourable context anticipated by the solicitor. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject General en
dc.title The speech act of advice in educational contexts in tshiVenda en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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