Women, Men and Politeness / Edition 1

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Overview

Language and gender is a dynamic and popular area of sociolinguistics. Women, Men and Politeness focuses on the specific issue of the ways in which women and men express politeness verbally. Women, Men and Politeness will be of interest to second year undergraduate students following courses on sociolinguistics and language and gender and will be supplementary reading for students of sociology, anthropology, women's studies and English literature. It will also be of value to counsellors, teachers and administrators dealing with problems in the workplace arising from gender differences in language use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582063617
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Series: Real Language Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Transcription conventions
Acknowledgements
1 Sex, politeness and language 1
2 Who speaks here? Interacting politely 30
3 Soft and low: hedges and boosters as politeness devices 72
4 What a lovely tie! Compliments and positive politeness strategies 115
5 Sorry! Apologies and negative politeness strategies 154
6 Why politeness matters 192
References 230
Index 251
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