Let's Write it Down, No Let's Be Friends First.

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Dennis Day


This paper presents a qualitative case study of communicative interaction between a Malay-Malaysian (MM) and a Chinese-Malaysian (CM). The study investigates the notions of rules of speaking in relation to how these two individuals, with quite different sociocultural backgrounds, work towards the goals of a specific social activity, planning a short presentation entitled ‘Malaysia: people, progress, and problems’.


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Day, D. (2017). Let’s Write it Down, No Let’s Be Friends First. Journal of Modern Languages, 9(1), 123–141. Retrieved from http://jml.um.edu.my/index.php/JML/article/view/3846