This study investigates courtesy in American political interviews through three speech acts, namely, compliment, praising and thanking. The data of the study is represented by four American political interviews by adopting Searle's (1969) model for analysis the speech acts, the extracts are taken from American political interviewees' speech that contains courteous expressions .The total number of the extracts is fourteen.
Teba Abdul-Razzaq Hasan Al-Sudanni
An English researcher , teacher and a translator. working at a forum for teaching languages .
Firas AbduL-Munim Jawad
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الكياسة, مقابلات سياسية امريكية, American Political Interviews
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy