Politeness Across Cultures

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorFrancesca Bargiela-Chiappini, Dániel Z. Kádár

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This is the first edited collection to examine politeness in a wide range of diverse cultures. Most essays draw on empirical data from a wide variety of languages, including some key-languages in politeness research, such as English, and Japanese, as well as some lesser-studied languages, such as Georgian.

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This is the first edited collection to examine politeness in a wide range of diverse cultures. Most essays draw on empirical data from a wide variety of languages, including some key-languages in politeness research, such as English, and Japanese, as well as some lesser-studied languages, such as Georgian.

Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini is Honorary Assistant Professor in the Centre of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK. Dániel Z. Kádár is Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Associate Professor in Asia University, Taiwan.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword; C.Christie
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Politeness Research in and across Cultures; D.Z.Kádár& F.Bargiela-Chiappini
PART I
Some Issues with the Concept of Face: When, What, How and How Much?; J.O’Driscoll
On the Concept of Face and Politeness; M.Sifianou
PART II
Im/politeness, Rapport Management and Workplace Culture: Truckers Performing Masculinities on Canadian Ice-Roads; L.Mullany
Why are Israeli Children Better at Settling Disputes than Israeli Politicians?; Z.Kampf& S.Blum-Kulka
Korean Honorifics and ‘Revealed’, ‘Ignored’, and Suppressed’ Aspects of Korean Culture and Politeness; L.Brown
Modern Chinese Politeness Revisited; Y.Gu
Modes of Address between Female Staff in Georgian Professional Discourse: Medical and Academic Contexts; M.Rusieshvili
PART III
Indirectness in Zimbabwean English: A Study of Intercultural Communication in the UK; K.Grainger
On (Im)Politeness Behind the Iron Curtain; E.Ogiermann& M.Suszczyn´ska
Conflict, Culture and Face; Y.Watanabe
Cultural Variability in Face Interpretation and Management; E.Bogdanowska-Jakubowska
Epilogue: S.Harris
Index of Names
Index of Topics