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THE COMPLIMENTS AND THE COMPLIMENT RESPONSES USED BY THE CHARACTERS IN WHAT WOMEN WANT

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Author(s): Nani I. Tiono | Irene Nova

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 78;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: compliments | compliment responses | gender | social status

ABSTRACT
This study is aimed to reveal the type of compliments and the compliment responses produced by the main female character that is superior and on the responses produced by the main male character that is subordinate in the movie What Women Want. Finally, the research came up with the result that social status and gender did not always influence the way the main female superior character gave compliments toward the main male subordinate character and vice versa.

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