Politeness and Social Interaction in Study Abroad: Service Encounters in L2 Spanish

Politeness and Social Interaction in Study Abroad: Service Encounters in L2 Spanish

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This study examines the second language (L2) learning of politeness and social interaction in study abroad within a sociocultural and rapport management framework, reporting on longitudinal, ethnographic research of service encounters recorded in situ between L2 learners of Spanish and local Spanish service providers in Toledo, Spain. Service encounters are defined as interactions between a customer and a service provider in which some commodity will potentially be exchanged.As the frequencies in Table 8 indicate, in some cases service encounter openings did not include greetings. For example, Jared had been waiting in line at a bank in order to get a special identification card for young peoplea€”called the carnetanbsp;...


Title:Politeness and Social Interaction in Study Abroad: Service Encounters in L2 Spanish
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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