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dc.contributor.authorMerrison, Andrew Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Wilson, Jacken_US
dc.contributor.authorL. Davies, Bethanen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaugh, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:00:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:00:06Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-17T01:32:36Z
dc.identifier.issn03782166en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pragma.2012.05.009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47892
dc.description.abstractA small corpus of student e-mail requests to academic staff in a British and an Australian university was collected in order to investigate the cross-cultural nature of Englishes in these requesting events. The notions of account and but-justification, together with the concepts of equity and equilibrium are used to explicate the distribution of various features associated with these requests. Results indicate that the British data orient to deferential dependence whereas the Australian data exhibit interdependent egalitarianism. Finally, the process of our analysis brings to light the fact that we ought to refine Heider's (1958) theory of obligation and this, we do. The overall claims of this paper are that the situated nature of student e-mail requests can have a great bearing on the discursive construction of student identities, that this has a bearing on how things get done, and that how things get done in different varieties of English merits further investigation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1077en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1098en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Pragmaticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDiscourse and Pragmaticsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200403en_US
dc.titleGetting stuff done: Comparing e-mail requests from students in higher education in Britain and Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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