The Realization of Adjacency Pairs and The Violation of Leech’s Modesty Maxim in Trump’s Interview with Julie Pace.

  • Imad Hayif Sameer Department of English University of Anbar / Iraq
  • Muhammed F. Abdulrazaq The University of Fallujah/Iraq International Office
Keywords: Adjacency Pairs, Insertion Sequences, Pre-sequences, Pragmatics and Leech’s Politeness Maxims.

Abstract

 The occurrence of adjacency pairs is due to the fact that the utterance of one speaker requires a response of a particular kind. These two pairs are called adjacency pairs where the first part of them can make a choice between two responses.

  A request is one type of adjacency pairs that may have two answers; either preferred (acceptance) or dispreferred (refusal). Adjacency pairs refer to or stand for conversational sequences in which the utterance by one speaker determines the utterance produced by another speaker. Adjacency pairs can be manifested in different types which are: offer, accusation, blame, question and assessment. Delaying the second part of the adjacency pairs forms a problem in many conversations.

This delay is sometimes due to the logical reasons and can be achieved by inserting another adjacency pair to clarify or pave the way to the appearance of the second part of the original adjacency pair. The violation of Leech's modesty maxim is tackled in Trump’s interview with the correspondent Julie Pace where Trump turns the items of this maxim up down. He maximizes praise of self and minimizes dispraise of self. This study aims at presenting types of adjacency pairs presented by Cook and Leech's politeness maxims focusing on Modesty maxim in Trump’s interview. It hypothesizes that the pairs of question and answer occupy the first rank in this genre followed by accusation pair. It also hypothesizes that preferred answer appears more than the dispreferred one. At the end of the study, conclusion and suggestions for further studies are mentioned

Published
2020-06-15
How to Cite
Hayif Sameer, I., & F. Abdulrazaq, M. (2020). The Realization of Adjacency Pairs and The Violation of Leech’s Modesty Maxim in Trump’s Interview with Julie Pace. ALUSTATH JOURNAL FOR HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 59(2), 23-40. Retrieved from http://alustath.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/UJIRCO/article/view/1092
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