Overview

The second edition of this collection of 13 original papers contains an updated introductory section detailing the significance that the original articles published in 1992 have had for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the 21st century. The original articles present both the most important problems in developing a theory of linguistic politeness and a number of case studies and research projects. Key Features: Ideal as an introductory text to politeness research, one of the ...

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Politeness in Language: Studies in its History, Theory and Practice

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Overview

The second edition of this collection of 13 original papers contains an updated introductory section detailing the significance that the original articles published in 1992 have had for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the 21st century. The original articles present both the most important problems in developing a theory of linguistic politeness and a number of case studies and research projects. Key Features: Ideal as an introductory text to politeness research, one of the basic topics in applied linguistics. The new introduction by Richard Watts covers recent developments in politeness research since the 1990s.

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"The strenght of the articles is their diversity of subject matter and their accessibility in discussing complex and sometimes obscure terminology. The authors bring together many diverse strands of the study of politeness, allowing more percise and detailed insights. [...] Politness in Language deserves to be reissued as a valuable contribution to politeness research in the 21st Century."Ian Walkinshaw in: Journal of Politeness Research 3/2/2007
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110199819
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Mouton Textbook Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd rev. and exp. ed., with a new introd
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 404
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Richard J. Watts,Universität Bern, Switzerland; Sachiko Ide, Japan Women University, Tokyo, Japan; Konrad Ehlich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Linguistic politeness research : Quo vadis?
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Intracultural tact versus intercultural tact 21
Ch. 2 Linguistic politeness and politic verbal behaviour : reconsidering claims for universality 43
Ch. 3 On the historicity of politeness 71
Ch. 4 Literary texts and diachronic aspects of politeness 109
Ch. 5 Politeness in linguistic research 131
Ch. 6 Traditional and modern views : the social constitution and power of politeness 155
Ch. 7 Secondhand politeness 203
Ch. 8 Between matter-of-factness and politeness 219
Ch. 9 Children's understanding of white lies 231
Ch. 10 The metapragmatics of politeness in Israeli society 255
Ch. 11 The concept of politeness : an empirical study of American English and Japanese 281
Ch. 12 Linguistic etiquette in Japanese society 299
Ch. 13 Politeness in Thai 325
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