Investigate and teaching of politeness as a linguistic phenomenon in kindergarten (Bachelor thesis)

Σφήκα, Ελένη/ Sfika, Eleni

This dissertation aims to investigate and teach the linguistic phenomenon of politeness in kindergarten. In the theoretical framework various theoretical approaches to politeness are presented, with Brown & Levinson’s (1978, 1987) one being the most important. In addition, research concerning the teaching of politeness in class is discussed. In order to investigate the specific linguistic phenomenon I chose the communicative setting of service encounters which is ideal for this purpose due to the fact that preschool children are constantly involved in various interactions at the corner shop. In this context, I designed two activities related to service encounters. These two activities were carried out in the corner shop. On the first day the first activity was carried out and at the end of this activity an intervention took place. The second activity was carried out the day after. Through the implementation of the two above-mentioned activities I collected my data. Data analysis led to the following conclusion: children initially made use of positive politeness and after the intervention they tried to make use of negative politeness. Consequently, the results show that preschool children can be taught politeness norms through interventions such as the present one
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Τμήμα Επιστημών της Εκπαίδευσης στην Προσχολική Ηλικία
Subject classification: Language acquisition
Social psychology
Keywords: Διδασκαλία της ευγένειας,Επαγγελματικές συνδιαλλαγές,Teaching of politeness,Service encounters

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