In this paper I look at the extent to which factors of gender and context influence linguistic features such as hedging and syntax in indirect requests. I analyzed different features of indirect speech used by participants. I selected a few scenarios that focused on different social aspects where requests would be needed. Responses from men and women were compared to see if the gender of the speaker had any effect on the linguistic features used.
"Coffee, please?: Sociolinguistic influences on politeness strategies in making requests,"
Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session: Vol. 57, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.und.edu/sil-work-papers/vol57/iss1/2