publication . Article . 2016

Apologies as Politeness Strategies Expressed by Characters in "Revolutionary Road" Movie

Hadi Salehi; Farinaz Shirani Bidabadi; Elham Abedi;
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  • Published: 14 Sep 2016 Journal: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, volume 5 (issn: 2200-3592, eissn: 2200-3452, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre
This research aimed to investigate kinds of offences that motivate the characters in the movie "Revolutionary Road" to deliver their apology and to describe the way the characters express their apologies. The study used Trosborg's apology strategies and Holmes' social dimensions of communication and kinds of offences finding, Hymes' ethnography of communication with SPEAKING formula. The data of the research were taken from apology expressions employed in the movie entitled "Revolutionary Road". The corpus included the sentences containing apology expressions following an offence, and other supporting expressions employed by the characters in the movie "Revoluti...
free text keywords: Sociolinguistics, Speech act theory, Apology, Revolutionary road, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, English literature, PR1-9680, Expression (mathematics), Formality, Ethnography of communication, Social distance, Politeness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Possession (law), Nonverbal communication, Psychology, Linguistics, Social psychology, Sociolinguistics
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