THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES OF DIRECTNESS AND INDIRECTNESS
Directness and indirectness often cause misunderstanding in intercultural communication, which leads to participants being evaluated as rude, disinterested, insolent, impolite, etc. Directness and indirectness are closely related to speech acts. An impetus for this paper is the increased interest in speech act analysis both in the Macedonian language and in contrast with other languages. Here we give an overview of the theories about direct and indirect speech acts and their dependence on the culture in which they are produced. We also propose a framework for their study.