Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness

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Robin T. Lakoff, Sachiko Ide
John Benjamins Publishing, 2005 M10 27 - 342 páginas
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 the languages highlighted here show new and different aspects of the phenomena.The purpose of linguistic politeness is to aid in successful communication throughout the world, and this volume offers a balance of geographical distribution not found elsewhere, including Japanese, Thai, and Chinese, as well as Greek, Swedish and Spanish. It covers such theoretical topics as face, wakimae, social levels, gender-related differences in language usage, directness and indirectness, and intercultural perspectives.
 

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Introduction
1
I General overviews
21
Civility and its discontents
23
How and why honorifics can signify dignity and elegance
45
Whither politeness
65
II The theoretical perspective
85
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu
87
An argument for a framebased approach to politeness
99
IV The comparative perspective
195
Japanese honorifics as a marker of sociocultural identity
197
Directness as a source of misunderstanding
217
Forms of address in Irish and Swedish
235
Women men and polite requests
245
Privacy
275
Selection of linguistic forms for requests and offers
283
V The historical perspective
299

The significance of face and politeness in social interaction as revealed through Thai face idioms
117
III The descriptive perspective
127
Face threatening acts primary face threatening acts and the management of discourse
129
Politeness in Thai computermediated communication
145
Polite diminutives in Spanish
163
Indirectness as a politeness strategy of Thai speakers
175
Japanese pronouns of address
301
An aspect of the origins and development of linguistic politeness in Thai
315
Author index
337
Subject index
341
The Pragmatics Beyond New Series
343
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