Politeness in Chinese Face-to-Face Interaction

Politeness in Chinese Face-to-Face Interaction

by Yuling Pan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567504934
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/09/2000
Series: Advances in Discourse Processes Series , #67
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

YULING PAN is Managing Director of the Asian Sociocultural Research Projects in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University./e

Table of Contents



Introduction: How Polite are the Chinese?

Do I Know You?

Inside and Outside Relationship in Politeness Behavior

You are my Friend

Building of Connection in a Business Setting

Who is the Boss?

Hierarchical Structure in an Official Setting

You don't know what you want

Conflicting Factors in a Family Setting

What really is Chinese Politeness?

A Situation-Based Approach to Politeness

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