Politeness In Historical and Contemporary Chinese: A Comparative Analysis


Takes a comparative, diachronic perspective on Chinese politeness and its evolution up to the present day, linking diachronic and synchronic approaches.

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Takes a comparative, diachronic perspective on Chinese politeness and its evolution up to the present day, linking diachronic and synchronic approaches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847062758
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Yuling Pan is a sociolinguistic at the U.S. Census Bureau, where she directs multilingual research projects for survey research.

Dániel Z. Kádár is a Research Fellowat the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary.He is winner of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Young Scholar Award 2010.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Sara Mills \ Acknowledgements \ 1 Introduction \ 2. The Myth of Chinese Politeness: Problems, Framework, Data \ 3. Politeness in Historical China \ 4. Politeness in Contemporary China \ 5. The Transitional Period: What Happened to Honorifics? \ 6. Deconstructing Chinese Politeness
\ Appendix I: Chronological List of Chinese Dynasties \ Appendix II: Simplified Chinese Transcript of the Texts Studied \ Appendix III: Newsmaker Labeling in People's Daily and Guangzhou Daily \ Appendix IV: Fonts in People's Daily and Guangzhou Daily \ Appendix V: Font Size in People's Daily and Guangzhou Daily \ Bibliography \ Index of Names and Subjects \ Index of Chinese Expressions Studied

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