Beseeching Verbosity Used by Street Beggars: A Socio-pragmatic Study

International Journal of English Language Studies

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Title Beseeching Verbosity Used by Street Beggars: A Socio-pragmatic Study
Creator Shahid, Muhammad Ali
Ahamd, Farooq
Shaffaqat, Muhammad
Saeed, Rana Muhammad Basharat
Naz, Gulshan
Subject Socio-pragmatic Perspective, Politeness Principles, Felicity Conditions, Theoretical Framework, Religious and Socio-economic ideologies, Beseeching and Beguiling Verbosity
Description The present study aims to investigate “Beseeching Verbosity used by Street Beggars” in Sargodha Division in Punjab, Pakistan. It is a Pragmatic Study.  Beggary is a universal phenomenon. It has many blasphemous blotches on its name as a social evil, a social taboo, a social problem, a social curse. The objectives of the study were developed from the socio-pragmatic perspective. In this qualitative and theoretical study, data was collected by observation by informants. Geoffrey Leech’s Politeness Principle (1983) and Austin’s (1955) Felicity Conditions were utilized to scrutinize the beseeching language use by street beggars. The application of these theoretical frameworks will reveal the allusions and references that appeal to religious and socio-economic ideologies exploited by the street beggars by beguiling verbosity on the naïve and devoted people of the Sargodha Division. The people, knowingly or unknowingly, are tricked by the beguiling entrapment. This study revealed the tactics used by the beggar in order to blackmail and grab money from the naïve and devoted people. The research carves out a map for the government to assess the Socio-pragmatic perspective of the beggars.
Publisher Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development
Date 2021-04-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of English Language Studies; Vol. 3 No. 4 (2021): International Journal of English Language Studies; 39-51
Language eng

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