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Cordella, Marisa – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1991
The speech act of apologizing in English between Chileans and Australians is examined in terms of the frequency, distribution, and function of apology-strategies. It is argued that positive politeness strategies are more frequently used in Spanish than English, and the sex of the apologizer and recipient must be considered. (41 references)…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries