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Politeness

Some Universals in Language Usage

Penelope Brown, Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, The Netherlands, Stephen C. Levinson, Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, The Netherlands
Foreword by John J. Gumperz, University of California, Berkeley
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This study is about the principles for constructing polite speeches. The core of it first appeared in Questions and Politeness, edited by Esther N. Goody (now out of print). It is here reissued with a fresh introduction that surveys the considerable literature in linguistics, psychology and the social sciences that the original extended essay stimulated, and suggests distinct directions for research. The authors describe and account for some remarkable parallelisms in the linguistic construction of utterances with which people express…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Dedication
pp v-vi
Contents
pp vii-xi
Symbols and abbreviations
pp xii-xii
Foreword
pp xiii-xiv
Introduction to the reissue
pp 1-50
Notes
pp 51-54
1 - Introduction
pp 55-59
2 - Summarized argument
pp 59-60
3 - The argument: Intuitive bases and derivative definitions
pp 61-84
4 - On the nature of the model
pp 84-91
5 - Realizations of politeness strategies in language
pp 91-227
6 - Derivative hypotheses
pp 228-238
7 - Sociological implications
pp 238-255
8 - Implications for language studies
pp 255-283
9 - Conclusions
pp 283-284
Notes
pp 285-300
References
pp 301-327
Author index
pp 328-332
Subject index
pp 333-345
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Online ISBN: 9780511813085
Published online: 28 May 2018
Paperback ISBN: 9780521313551
Paperback publication date: 12 March 1987

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