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Identifying Important Social Factors

Compliment Sequences

Throughout this module, you have seen many examples of different kinds of compliment sequences. At this point, we will look at some of the social factors that influence compliment strategies; these are the sociocultural strategies you will need for compliment sequences.

There are numerous social factors which must be taken into account in any communicative encounter (e.g., social distance, power, and degree of imposition).

However, the social factors that we will specifically focus on for compliment sequences are:

VALUE BEING PRAISED

INTERACTION

GENDER

Work on your own sociocultural strategies for compliment sequences by exploring the activities within each of the categories below. Click on each of the links below to access the activities related to that social factor. (Note: You can enter each section by clicking on the title.)

 

 

 
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