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dc.contributor.authorChapman, Holli Renee
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:03:30Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:03:30Z
dc.date.issued2001-12
dc.identifier.otherchapman_holli_r_200112_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/chapman_holli_r_200112_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20300
dc.description.abstractResearch in sociolinguistics has revealed that social experience is shaped for and by children in their acts of speech (Cook-Gumperz & Corsaro 1986). Through verbal and non-verbal communication, children build their relationships with their peers during face-to-face interactions. Thus, evidence of the social organization of children can be found in their language. This study explored the discourse relationships between a group of boys in Atlanta, Georgia. Specifically, it focused on how these children expressed dominance through their language by using requests. It also examined the variables which contribute to the social structure of any interaction. These include age, location, activity, and familiarity. Additionally, this study explored the role politeness plays in choosing a request form.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectRequests
dc.subjectPoliteness
dc.subjectFace-to-face interaction
dc.subjectSocial organization
dc.subjectPeer interaction
dc.titleBuilding discourse relations: the use of requests in a boys' peer group
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentLinguistics
dc.description.majorLinguistics
dc.description.advisorLioba Moshi
dc.description.committeeLioba Moshi
dc.description.committeeMarlyse Baptista
dc.description.committeeWilliam Provost


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