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    Compliment Response (CR) patterns among English vs. Persian teachers: Cultural transmission of CR behavior?
    with Karim Sadeghi
    Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 17 (1-2): 153-174. 2021.
    The purpose of the present study was to compare differential functioning of Iranian English versus Persian teachers in responding to compliments and to investigate the possibility of sociolinguistic transmission of speech act of responding to compliments from English culture to native Iranian Persian speakers. Following Chen and Yang (2010), we hypothesized that exposure to English would affect the complimenting behavior of Persian speakers, leading to more acceptance of compliments compared to …Read more