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Learning & Performance Strategies


What types of pragmatic strategies are used for requesting?

In this section of the module, we will focus on the language strategies you can use to make requests appropriately. Remember they each work interactively in conversation, not in isolation.

You may enter the section by clicking on its button below. After you have worked through each of the individual strategies, you are then ready to move on to the next section by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.

Request Strategies

Below is a list of strategies that you will be learning to use in order to make requests appropriately.

  1. Conventionally indirect requests are the most commonly used strategy for requesting.
  2. Hearer-oriented strategies are primarily used over speaker-oriented strategies.
  3. Commands are a common request strategy in some contexts.
  4. Negation can be used as a request strategy.

Please click on the button below to learn more about each of these strategies.


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