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Thanking and politeness in Japanese : balancing acts in interaction

Author: Jun Ohashi
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thanking and Politeness in Japanese: Balancing Acts in Interaction synthesizes previous work on thanking, politeness and Japanese pragmatics and crystallises the theoretical underpinnings of thanking, how it is realized linguistically and the social meaning and significance of this aspect of Japanese communication. The book employs three empirical studies to reveal conversational participants' collaborative work in  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jun Ohashi
ISBN: 9781137009869 1137009861
OCLC Number: 848162728
Description: xiv, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Review of data elicitation methods --
3. Revealing patterns: Descriptive empirical norms (Studies 1 and 2) --
4. What Japanese native speakers actually do in thanking episodes in naturally occurring telephone conversations --
5. Implications of the studies in relation to teaching Japanese language and current debate on face and politeness.
Responsibility: Jun Ohashi.
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