Politeness in Language - Watts, Richard J. / Ide, Sachiko / Ehlich, Konrad (eds.)
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The second edition of this collection of 13 original papers contains an updated introductory section detailing the significance that the original articles published in 1992 have for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the 21st century.
The original articles focus on the phenomenon of politeness in language. They present the most important problems in developing a theory of linguistic politeness, which must deal with the crucial differences between lay notions of politeness in different cultures and the term 'politeness' as a concept within a theory of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The second edition of this collection of 13 original papers contains an updated introductory section detailing the significance that the original articles published in 1992 have for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the 21st century.

The original articles focus on the phenomenon of politeness in language. They present the most important problems in developing a theory of linguistic politeness, which must deal with the crucial differences between lay notions of politeness in different cultures and the term 'politeness' as a concept within a theory of linguistic politeness. The universal validity of the term itself is called into question, as are models such as those developed by Brown and Levinson, Lakoff, and Leech. New approaches are suggested.

In addition to this theoretical discussion, an empirical section presents a number of case studies and research projects in linguistic politeness. These show what has been achieved within current models and what still remains to be done, in particular with reference to cross-cultural studies in politeness and differences between a Western and a non-Western approach to the subject.

The publication of this second edition demonstrates that the significance of the collection is just as salient in the first decade of the new millennium as it was at the beginning of the 1990s.
  • Produktdetails
  • Mouton Textbook
  • Verlag: De Gruyter; De Gruyter Mouton
  • 2. Aufl.
  • 2006
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: XLVII, 404 S. 230 mm
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 240mm x 170mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 668g
  • ISBN-13: 9783110183009
  • ISBN-10: 3110183005
  • Best.Nr.: 21192411
Autorenporträt
Richard J. Watts is Professor at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Sachiko Ide is Professor of Linguistics at Japan Women University, Tokyo, Japan. Konrad Ehlich is Professor at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München, Germany.
Rezensionen
"... there is much to be gained from revisiting this founding work of the discursive approach to politeness in pursuit of a more coherent approach in the field of politeness research." Michael Haugh, Griffith University, on Linguist List, June 27, 2006
"The strenght of the articles is their diversity of subject matter and their accessibility in discussing complex and sometimes obscure terminology. The authors bring together many diverse strands of the study of politeness, allowing more percise and detailed insights. [...] Politness in Language deserves to be reissued as a valuable contribution to politeness research in the 21st Century."Ian Walkinshaw in: Journal of Politeness Research 3/2/2007 "... there is much to be gained from revisiting this founding work of the discursive approach to politeness in pursuit of a more coherent approach in the field of politeness research." Michael Haugh: Linguist List 06/2006