Criticizing in English and Arabic Tweets: A Pragmatic Contrastive Study

1Dr. Salih Mahdi Adai AlMamoory, Sameerah Atshan Al-Fayadh

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Abstract:

Twitter is a social networking platform. It enables people to know what is happening and what people are talking about right now. This paperscrutinizes criticizing in English and Arabic tweets. The present study fulfills a pragmatic contrastive study of English and Arabic tweets represented by Mr. Bean and Al –Zaeem's tweets. The following questions summarize the problem of the study: 1-What are the strategies used in English and Arabic tweets? 2- How does the structure of tweets differ from one actor's use to another? The study aims to achieve the following: 1-Finding out the different strategies used by the two actors when criticizing. 2-Identifying the different structures used in English and Arabic tweets. It is hypothesized that: 1-Direct criticizing is highly avoided in English and Arabic for certain cultural reasons. 2- Indirect criticizing is highly employed in English tweets. 3- Direct criticizing is highly employed in Arabic tweets . 4 The two tweets are different in their structures.

Keywords:

Twitter, criticizing, speech act, Adel Imam, Rowan Sebastian Atkinson.

Paper Details
Month05
Year2021
Volume25
IssueIssue 3
Pages1429-1443