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This study investigates the perception of Jordanian EFL learners' (JEFL) pragmatic transfer of refusal strategies in terms of contextual and cultural factors. Data were collected using a discourse completion test (DCT) and a scaledresponse questionnaire (SRQ) to elicit perception data from the participants. Data from the SRQ were analyzed based on the speaker's right to refuse the initiating act. Findings revealed that the right the speaker has to refuse the initiating act was assigned highdoi:10.7575/aiac.alls.v.6n.1p.46 fatcat:nkxmt4vgrvbprgjy3x7qwlnkoa