Persuasive Strategies among Iranian EFL Learners

Reza Pishghadam, Parisa Rasouli


This study aimed to investigate the application of persuasive strategies among Iranian learners of English as a foreign language. To this end, 150 Iranian English learners took part in this study. The data were collected by means of a discourse completion test (DCT) consisting of 6 questions similar to real life persuasive situations. The Chi-square test was applied to compare the frequencies of persuasion strategies’ application among Iranian EFL learners. Moreover, the influence of gender on the preference of persuasive strategies by respondents was discussed. Results demonstrated some differences and similarities inutilization of this speech act by male and female Iranian learners. Finally, the results were discussed in the context of language teaching and learning.
Key words: Interlanguage pragmatics; Speech act; Persuasion strategies; Iranian EFL leaners


Interlanguage pragmatics; Speech act; Persuasion strategies; Iranian EFL leaners



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