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Politeness and peace language: Iraqi faculty members’ and postgraduate students’ perspectives

Salah, Ali and Harun, Minah (2019) Politeness and peace language: Iraqi faculty members’ and postgraduate students’ perspectives. IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 24 (1). pp. 68-74. ISSN 2279-0845

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The paper explores the need for politeness and particular language that promotes peace in daily communication. More particularly, the paper explores how Iraqi individuals who had encountered war share their insights into the factors that increase peace.Such polite rhetoric represents their inner serenity in the willingness to have a harmonious situation. The paper posits that people need to empower themselves to embrace peace and politeness language in daily interaction and avoid harmful utterances, in particular, when facing war situations.By exploring Iraqis‟ discourse, much can be learned about positive factors, attitudes, and utterances that construct peace. Drawing input from the in-depth interviews with fifteen male Iraqi individuals, the paper reveals the harmony sentiments and peace rhetoric in the interaction despite having encountered war in their country. Data were analysed using a discourse analytical approach. The results disclose varied factors the respondents use to frame their insights into the need for peace language in human communication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peace language, politeness, rhetoric, in-depth interviews, Iraq.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: School of Language, Civilisation and Philosophy
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 01:02
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 01:02

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