Politeness Strategies Among University Students in Myanmar


This present research investigates the politeness strategies used by Myanmar university students while they are trying to request something from others. To collect the primary data, the researcher conducted surveys of 200 students from 12 Universities during the 2019-2020 academic year. The collected data are classified by Brown and Levinson's theory of politeness strategies. This research aims to examine whether there is a significant difference between male and female students in the use of politeness strategies and the correlation between language, gender, and culture. The statistical analysis results revealed that male students (over 60%) prefer negative politeness strategies and female students prefer positive politeness strategies more than negative ones.

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Khin Myat Myat Thwe, University of Mandalay, Myanmar

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Conference: ACAH2023
Stream: Language

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Thwe K. (2023) Politeness Strategies Among University Students in Myanmar ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2023.16
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2023.16

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