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Politeness and face in caribbean creoles

Author: Susanne Muehleisen; Bettina Migge
Publisher: Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2005.
Series: Varieties of English around the world., General series ;, v. 34.
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Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles is the first collection to focus on socio-pragmatic issues in the Caribbean context, including the socio-cultural rules and principles underlying strategic language use. While the Caribbean has long been recognized as a rich and interesting site where cultural continuities meet with new "creolized" or innovative practices, questions of politeness practices, constructions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Politeness and face in caribbean creoles.
Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2005
(DLC) 2005049338
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Muehleisen; Bettina Migge
ISBN: 9789027248947 902724894X
OCLC Number: 191933546
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 293 p.)
Contents: 1. Acknowledgements, pvii; 2. Politeness and face in Caribbean Creoles: An overview (by Migge, Bettina), p1-19; 3. Part I: Performing rudeness and face maintenance; 4. The use of "bad" language as a politeness strategy in a Panamanian Creole village (by Snow, Peter), p23-43; 5. Ritualized insults and the African diaspora: Sounding in African American Vernacular English and Wording in Nigerian Pidgin (by Faraclas, Nicholas), p45-72; 6. Rude sounds: Kiss Teeth and negotiation of the public sphere (by Figueroa, Esther), p73-99; 7. Faiya-bon: The socio-pragmatics of homophobia in Jamaican (Dancehall) culture (by Farquharson, Joseph T.), p101-118; 8. Part II: Face attention and the public and private self; 9. Greeting and social change (by Migge, Bettina), p121-144; 10. Advice in an Indo-Guyanese village and the interactional organization of uncertainty (by Sidnell, Jack), p145-168; 11. Meaningful routines: Meaning-making and the face-value of Barbadian greetings (by Fenigsen, Janina), p169-194; 12. Forms of address in English-lexicon Creoles: The presentation of selves and others in the Caribbean context (by Muhleisen, Susanne), p195-223; 13. Part III: Socialization and face development; 14. 'May I have the bilna?': The development of face-saving in young Trinidadian children (by Youssef, Valerie), p227-254; 15. Learning respect in Guadeloupe: Greetings and politeness rituals (by Tessonneau, Alex-Louise), p255-282; 16. Notes on contributors, p283-285; 17. Index, p287-293
Series Title: Varieties of English around the world., General series ;, v. 34.
Responsibility: edited by Susanne M?uhleisen, Bettina Migge.
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Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles is the first collection to focus on socio-pragmatic issues in the Caribbean context, including the socio-cultural rules and principles underlying strategic language use. While the Caribbean has long been recognized as a rich and interesting site where cultural continuities meet with new "creolized" or innovative practices, questions of politeness practices, constructions of personhood, or the notion of face have so far been neglected in linguistic research on Caribbean Creoles. Drawing on linguistic politeness theory and Goffman's concept of face, eleven mostly fieldwork-based innovative contributions critically examine a range of topics, such as ritual insults, strategic use of "bad language", kiss-teeth, the performance of homophobic threats, greetings, address forms, advice-giving, socialization and discourse, parent-child discourse, register choice and communicative repertoire in the Caribbean context.

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