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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 67) Last page : ( 75)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00011.X

Interactional Metadiscourse in English Speeches of Dasho Tshering Tobgay, the Second Democratic Prime Minister of Bhutan

Mr. Tashi Tshen*

Teacher I, Tang Central School, Bumthang, Bhutan

*Corresponding Author Email: tshentashi@education.gov.bt

Online published on 27 April, 2020.

Abstract

Speaking is the key to communication and is considered to be the most important active skill. The ability to speak and engage listeners are essential prerequisites for stringing words together. The purpose of this particular study was to investigate how the interactional metadiscourse markers used in English speeches of 1Dasho Tshering Tobgay relates to listeners’ willingness to communicate. The present qualitative descriptive study focused on textual analysis using Ken Hyland's model of the metadiscourse. The study found attitude markers were used the highest than other markers. The analysis of the English speeches revealed that Dasho employed interactional resources to make his presence felt in the discourse, built an honest and sincere personage to make his statements more credible to his audiences, displaying his confidence and competence, and created positions of negotiation while expressing his perspectives in maintaining and strengthening relationships. Convincingly, these interactional resources helped to engage speakers and listeners to promote their willingness to communicate. The information from this research will benefit both foreign language teachers and learners to develop a willingness to communicate in English in various situations.

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Keywords

Interpersonal metadiscourse, Interactional metadiscourse, Dasho Tshering Togbay's English speeches, English as a foreign language, Willingness to communicate.

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