The Effect of Age and Position on Favor Asking

Rana Mohammed Alshehri


This study investigated the speech act of asking for a favor in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of age and position in a favor asking etiquette. The researcher used a qualitative method to collect the data. The participants of this research were 51 female and 53 male high school students who were native speakers of Arabic in Saudi Arabia. The research tool was a questionnaire which was used to get the participants' reaction about a favor asking. This research was meant to find significant information about favor asking etiquette in KSA for males and females. The results showed that Saudi females and males are polite and indirect when they ask for a favor from their elders. The results also showed that most Saudi females and some of the Saudi males prefer to be indirect while asking a favor from their peers. Based on the results, a set of recommendations were made.

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