Descriptions of Requests Across Languages

Detailed descriptions of requests and examples from English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish.

Requests by Language

Examples and explanations of requests in the following languages:

Argentinean Spanish
Australian English
Canadian French

Teaching Tips

Tips for teachers of requests.

Sample Teaching Materials

Some sample materials to aid in the teaching of requests.

References for Requests

See a list of references used for this section.


See the full bibliography on requests in Speech Acts / Area of Focus and in The Teaching & Learning of Speech Acts under Empirical Studies.


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