South African Journal of African Languages

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The speech act of advice in Setswana educational contexts

Mawande Dlali, Phuti Mogase


The main purpose of this article is to examine the linguistic pragmatics of advice in Setswana. This article will attempt to present an account of the speech act of advice within the broad framework of Brown and Levinson’s (1987) politeness theory and explore a range of features of advice in Setswana. The research methodology employed includes a range of new strategies with respect to both the compilation and analysis of empirical data.

S.Afr.J.Afr.Lang.,2009, 2

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