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The Resource Politeness: some universals in language usage, (by) Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson

Politeness: some universals in language usage, (by) Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson

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Politeness: some universals in language usage
Title
Politeness: some universals in language usage
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(by) Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 themselves in different languages and cultures. A motive for these parallels is isolated - politeness, broadly defined to include both polite friendliness and polite formality - and a universal model is constructed outlining the abstract principles underlying polite usages. This is based on the detailed study of three unrelated languages and cultures: the Tamil of South India, the Tzeltal spoken by Mayan Indians in Chiapas, Mexico, and the English of the USA and England, supplemented by examples from other cultures. Underneath the apparent diversity of polite behaviour in different societies lie some general pan-human principles of social interaction, and the model of politeness provides a tool for analysing the quality of social relations in any society. This volume will be of special interest to students in linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, anthropology, and the sociology and social psychology of interaction."--Publisher's web site
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Brown, Penelope
Index
no index present
LC call number
P40.5.E75
LC item number
B76 1987
Literary form
non fiction
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Levinson, Stephen C.
Series statement
Studies in interactional sociolinguistics
Series volume
4
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  • Sociolinguistics
  • Etiquette
  • Conversation
  • Pragmatics
  • Speech acts (Linguistics)
  • Social interaction
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Politeness: some universals in language usage, (by) Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-327) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Summarized argument -- 3. The argument: intuitive bases and derivative definitions -- 4. On the nature of the model -- 5. Realizations of politeness strategies in language -- 6. Derivative hypotheses -- 7. Sociological implications -- 8. Implications for language studies
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9780521313551
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Politeness: some universals in language usage, (by) Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-327) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Summarized argument -- 3. The argument: intuitive bases and derivative definitions -- 4. On the nature of the model -- 5. Realizations of politeness strategies in language -- 6. Derivative hypotheses -- 7. Sociological implications -- 8. Implications for language studies
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9780521313551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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