Abstract： Based on J. L. Austin’s speech act theory and Erving Goffman, Brown&Levinson’s face work theories, analyses were made of some characteristics of the refusal speech acts among family members in the first 60 chapters of A Dream of Red Mansions. Findings show that the refusal speech acts include direct refusal speech acts in incisive, self-abasement language and indirect refusal speech acts in self-deprecating, normative language. The complicated characteristics distinctly highlight the typical culture impressions of that epoch.
吴 雁. 《红楼梦》家人之间拒绝言语行为特征的语用分析[J]. 辽宁工程技术大学学报(社会科学版), 2015, 17(3): 319-322.
Wu Yan. Pragmatic study on characteristics of refusal speech acts among family members in A Dream of Red Mansions. Journal of Liaoning Technical University), 2015, 17(3): 319-322.