Making requests to professors in emails: An examination of request modifications performed by Indonesian students in Japan

Rezky Pratiwi Balman, Sangmok Lee

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This paper examines email requests sent by Indonesian students to Japanese university professors using English as their lingua franca. It particularly analyzes how students modify their email requests using internal and external modifications as a way to soften the force of the imposed requests. Data were gathered from a total of 56 authentic emails and analyzed using a framework contrived by Economidou-Kogetsidis (2011), a modified Cross-Cultural of Speech Act Realization Patterns (CCSARP) coding scheme initially developed by Blum-Kulka, House & Kasper (1989). The result showed that while Indonesian students barely use the internal modifications to soften the imposition of their written requests, they tend to rely more on the use of external modifications using supporting moves. This strategy can indirectly modify the illocutionary force of the request as the students ensure that they provide their professors with enough background information and justify the reason behind their request through grounder moves. This present study also shows a shift in students' communication style where brevity is highly preferable.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)1237-1250
ページ数14
ジャーナルJournal of Language and Linguistic Studies
16
3
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出版ステータス出版済み - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 言語学および言語
  • 言語および言語学
  • 教育

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