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Politeness (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics) by Richard J. Watts

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language,
  • General,
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7754266M
ISBN 100521794064
ISBN 109780521794060

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The book aims to show that the terms 'polite' and 'impolite' can only be properly examined as they are contested discursively. In doing so, 'polite' and 'impolite' utterances inevitably involve their users in a struggle for power. This book is suitable for students and researchers of both intercultural communication and pragmatics alike. Culturally Speaking enables people to find out about and explain potential problems and pitfalls in intercultural interaction, thus providing guidelines for a better and more effective interaction across cultures.5/5(1). A beautifully illustrated and simple guide to teaching manners, "Being Polite" makes a great gift for children of all ages. It helps them understand the importance of learning manners while they are young. This book shows children how to be polite in various situations.5/5(4). Pirates may duel and plunder booty. But when they do so, they are polite! The fun, rhyming text shows pirates' rowdy activities and teaches manners. If pirates can be polite, surely young readers can, too! Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of n/5(17).

ladies' book of etiquette, and manual of politeness. a complete hand book for the use of the lady in polite society. containing. full directions for correct manners, dress, deportment, and conversation; rules for the duties of both hostess and guest in morning receptions, dinner companies, visiting, evening parties and balls; a complete guide. Politeness theory, proposed by Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson, centers on the notion of politeness, construed as efforts on redressing the affronts to a person's self-esteems of effectively claiming positive social values in social interactions. This readable book presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by . Politeness - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence. For most of human history, the idea of being ‘polite’ has been central to our sense of what is required to count as a good and civilised person.