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Broadening the horizon of linguistic politeness

Author: Robin Tolmach Lakoff; Sachiko Ide
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub., 2005.
Series: Pragmatics & beyond, new ser., 139.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of 19 papers celebrates the coming of age of the field of politeness studies, now in its 30th year. It begins with an investigation of the meaning of politeness, especially linguistic politeness, and presents a short history of the field of linguistic politeness studies, showing how such studies go beyond the boundaries of conventional linguistic work, incorporating, as they do, non-language  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Broadening the horizon of linguistic politeness.
Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub., 2005
(DLC) 2005048400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Tolmach Lakoff; Sachiko Ide
ISBN: 9789027253828 902725382X
OCLC Number: 191953245
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 342 pages).
Contents: Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; I. General overviews; Civility and its discontents*; How and why honorifics can signify dignity and elegance; Whither politeness; II. The theoretical perspective; Yoroshiku onegaishimasu; An argument for a frame-based approach to politeness; The significance of f̀ace' and politeness in social interaction as revealed through Thai 'face' idioms; III. The descriptive perspective.
Series Title: Pragmatics & beyond, new ser., 139.
Responsibility: edited by Robin T. Lakoff, Sachiko Ide.

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This collection of 19 papers celebrates the coming of age of the field of politeness studies, now in its 30th year. It begins with an investigation of the meaning of politeness, especially linguistic politeness, and presents a short history of the field of linguistic politeness studies, showing how such studies go beyond the boundaries of conventional linguistic work, incorporating, as they do, non-language insights. The emphasis of the volume is on non-Western languages and the ways linguistic politeness is achieved with them. Many, if not most, studies have focused on Western languages, but.

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The papers are a welcome addition to the literature on politeness and will have broadened the base from which scholarship that attempts to develop an etic model of politeness can draw its evidence. Read more...

 
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