Politeness In Chinese Face-To-Face Interaction

Politeness In Chinese Face-To-Face Interaction

by Yuling Pan


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This book attempts to bring in the perspective of situational variation in analyzing linguistic politeness, and looks at politeness in the larger framework of social context. It outlines the way into the problem of politeness in Chinese culture and the steps taken in the application of politeness strategies in verbal interaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567504927
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/09/2000
Series: Advances in Discourse Processes Series , #67
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(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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