Declining an invitation: A cross-cultural study of pragmatic strategies in American English and Latin American Spanish

@article{FlixBrasdefer2003DecliningAI,
  title={Declining an invitation: A cross-cultural study of pragmatic strategies in American English and Latin American Spanish},
  author={J. C{\'e}sar F{\'e}lix-Brasdefer},
  journal={Multilingua-journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communication},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={225-255}
}
  • J. C. Félix-Brasdefer
  • Published 15 October 2003
  • Linguistics
  • Multilingua-journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communication
This study investigated the preference for and use of politeness strategies (direct and indirect) by native speakers and advanced non-native speakers of Spanish when declining an invitation (role-play) in three levels of social status (equal and unequal [higher and lower]). Thirty subjects participated in the study (15 males and 15 females): 10 Latin American speakers of Spanish (SPN-SPN), 10 Americans speaking Spanish (ENG-SPN), and 10 Americans speaking English (ENG-ENG). The variables of… 

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