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Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness [electronic resource].

Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublication details: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2005.ISBN:
  • 9789027294111
Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic PolitenessOnline resources:
Contents:
Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; I. General overviews; Civility and its discontents*; How and why honorifics can signify dignity and elegance; Whither politeness; II. The theoretical perspective; Yoroshiku onegaishimasu; An argument for a frame-based approach to politeness; The significance of `face' and politeness in social interaction as revealed through Thai 'face' idioms; III. The descriptive perspective
An aspect of the origins and development of linguistic politeness in ThaiAuthor index; Subject index; The Pragmatics & Beyond New Series;
Face threatening acts, primary face threatening acts, and the management of discoursePoliteness in Thai computer-mediated communication; Polite diminutives in Spanish; Indirectness as a politeness strategy of Thai speakers; IV. The comparative perspective; Japanese honorifics as a marker of sociocultural identity; Directness as a source of misunderstanding; Forms of address in Irish and Swedish; Women, men and polite requests; Privacy; Selection of linguistic forms for requests and offers; V. The historical perspective; Japanese pronouns of address
Summary: 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
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Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; I. General overviews; Civility and its discontents*; How and why honorifics can signify dignity and elegance; Whither politeness; II. The theoretical perspective; Yoroshiku onegaishimasu; An argument for a frame-based approach to politeness; The significance of `face' and politeness in social interaction as revealed through Thai 'face' idioms; III. The descriptive perspective

An aspect of the origins and development of linguistic politeness in ThaiAuthor index; Subject index; The Pragmatics & Beyond New Series;

Face threatening acts, primary face threatening acts, and the management of discoursePoliteness in Thai computer-mediated communication; Polite diminutives in Spanish; Indirectness as a politeness strategy of Thai speakers; IV. The comparative perspective; Japanese honorifics as a marker of sociocultural identity; Directness as a source of misunderstanding; Forms of address in Irish and Swedish; Women, men and polite requests; Privacy; Selection of linguistic forms for requests and offers; V. The historical perspective; Japanese pronouns of address

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