Coverart for item
The Resource Politeness, Richard J. Watts

Politeness, Richard J. Watts

Label
Politeness
Title
Politeness
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Watts
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the fifteen years prior to the first publication of this book in 2003, existing models of linguistic politeness generated a huge amount of empirical research. Using a wide range of data from real-life speech situations, this introduction to politeness breaks away from the limitations of those models and argues that the proper object of study in politeness theory must be commonsense notions of what politeness and impoliteness are. From this, Watts argues, a more appropriate model, one based on Bourdieu's concept of social practice, is developed. 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. A radically new account of linguistic politeness, the book will appeal to students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, in linguistics and the social sciences
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, Richard J
Dewey number
306.44
Index
index present
LC call number
P40.5.E75
LC item number
W38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Key topics in sociolinguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Etiquette
  • Forms of address
Label
Politeness, Richard J. Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511615184
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511615184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Politeness, Richard J. Watts
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511615184
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511615184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...