Politeness in Language: Studies in Its History, Theory and Practice / Edition 2

Politeness in Language: Studies in Its History, Theory and Practice / Edition 2

by Richard J. Watts
     
 

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 for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the

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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 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

  • The very successful hardcover now as an affordable paperback.
  • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110183009
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Mouton Textbook Series
Edition description:
2nd rev. and expanded ed.
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Linguistic politeness research : Quo vadis?
Introduction1
Ch. 1Intracultural tact versus intercultural tact21
Ch. 2Linguistic politeness and politic verbal behaviour : reconsidering claims for universality43
Ch. 3On the historicity of politeness71
Ch. 4Literary texts and diachronic aspects of politeness109
Ch. 5Politeness in linguistic research131
Ch. 6Traditional and modern views : the social constitution and power of politeness155
Ch. 7Secondhand politeness203
Ch. 8Between matter-of-factness and politeness219
Ch. 9Children's understanding of white lies231
Ch. 10The metapragmatics of politeness in Israeli society255
Ch. 11The concept of politeness : an empirical study of American English and Japanese281
Ch. 12Linguistic etiquette in Japanese society299
Ch. 13Politeness in Thai325

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