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A Sociopragmatic Study of the Congratulation Strategies of Saudi Facebook Users

Abstract The aim in this sociopragmatic study was to identify the linguistic and nonlinguistic types of responses used by Saudi Facebook users in the comments of congratulations on the events of happy news status updates on Facebook. People usually express their feelings and emotions positively to others when they have happy occasions. However, the ways of expressing congratulation may vary because the expressive speech act “congratulations” is not the only way to express happiness and share others their happy news, especially on the new social media such as Facebook. The ways of expressing congratulation have been investigated widely in face-to-face communication in many languages. However, this has not yet been studied on Facebook, which lacks... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Mahzari, Mohammad Abdoh (Author) / Adams, Karen (Advisor) / James, Mark (Committee member) / Prior, Matthew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Arabic / Facebook / New social media / Politeness / Saudis / Sociopragmatics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 281 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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