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La cortesía verbal: Un estudio contrastivo entre los saludos y peticiones en los idiomas sueco y español. Författare: Daisy
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
2016 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine the differences and similarities regarding verbal politeness in greetings and requests in Swedish and the Chilean variety of Spanish. A survey with 12 questions, both open-ended and closed-ended, has been distributed to 20 native speakers of the two languages. Thus, the questions have been analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The results show that the perception that the Swedes and the Chileans have about verbal politeness is similar, since the speakers of both languages see it as a way to show respect towards others. The study also shows that Swedes and Chileans share a similar view upon politeness, i.e. as a social norm that facilitates social interaction between people.

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Verbal politeness, greetings, requests, Swedish, Chilean Spanish, survey, quantitative and qualitative.
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Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21732OAI: diva2:938607
Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17

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