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Im/Politeness Implicatures

Im/Politeness Implicatures PDF Author: Michael Haugh
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110240076
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 369

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This volume brings together two highly researched but also highly controversial concepts, those of politeness and implicature. A theory of implicature as social action and im/politeness as social practice is developed that opens up new ways of examining the relationship between them. It constitutes a fresh look at the issues involved that redresses the current imbalance between social and pragmatic accounts of im/politeness.

Politeness Implicature in Japanese

Politeness Implicature in Japanese PDF Author: Michael Bevan Haugh
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Category : Japanese language
Languages : en
Pages : 335

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The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness

The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness PDF Author: Jonathan Culpeper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137375086
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 824

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This handbook comprehensively examines social interaction by providing a critical overview of the field of linguistic politeness and impoliteness. Authored by over forty leading scholars, it offers a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to a vast array of themes that are vital to the study of interpersonal communication. The chapters explore the use of (im)politeness in specific contexts as well as wider developments, and variations across cultures and contexts in understandings of key concepts (such as power, emotion, identity and ideology). Within each chapter, the authors select a topic and offer a critical commentary on the key linguistic concepts associated with it, supporting their assertions with case studies that enable the reader to consider the practicalities of (im)politeness studies. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of linguistics, particularly those concerned with pragmatics, sociolinguistics and interpersonal communication. Its multidisciplinary nature means that it is also relevant to researchers across the social sciences and humanities, particularly those working in sociology, psychology and history.

Pragmatics

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Category : Pragmatics
Languages : en
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Politeness and Implicature

Politeness and Implicature PDF Author: Alexandra Kallia
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ISBN: 9783830031482
Category : Politeness (Linguistics)
Languages : en
Pages : 242

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Japanese Language and Literature

Japanese Language and Literature PDF Author:
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Category : Electronic journals
Languages : en
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The Pragmatic Strategies in Selected Malaysia Formal Letters

The Pragmatic Strategies in Selected Malaysia Formal Letters PDF Author: Myra Aidrin binti Mohd Ali
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Languages : en
Pages : 350

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This study was carried out to see how pragmatic ambiguity is handled by the English non-native writer of formal letters by analysing the pragmatic strategies of politeness, implicature, and presupposition in the propositions of the letters realised through speech acts, simultaneously looking at how strongly, in terms of quantity and quality, they are manifested in the selected written communication. This study was to prove that pragmatics processes are manifested just as strongly in the most restricted and formal form of written communication despite its basic notion being conversation. This study which is situated in the larger framework of discourse analysis analysed 100 written documents from three different institutions of higher learning, which are dated from 2004 to 2007. Letters are written by Malaysians to Malaysians in English. They are written by and sent to both academic and non-academic staff. These letters may come in paper or electronic forms (e.g., the e-mail). The pragmatic components were analysed by looking at the frequency of occurrences. The results indicated that the amalgamation of politeness, presupposition and implicature are strongly manifested in letters that are dyadic and restricted in nature. These pragmatic strategies are handled by the writers through their linguistic choices that are centered towards politeness dictated by distance, familiarity, and intention of the addresser/ addressee of the letters. Some linguistic choices that determine politeness are seen to be typified in certain situations or actions as they are taken as accepted social rules. Though the linguistic choices are centred towards politeness, the presupposition triggers and implicatures show that the 'what' is somehow more critical in letters than the 'how' to suit with the nature of letters in being economical. Thus pragmatic considerations are just as abundant in writing as they are in spoken. Readers, just like hearers, would still have to make inferences of the writer's intention, to maximise their understanding of all the intended messages in the letter, be they direct or indirect.

A Critical Evaluation of Politeness Research in English and German

A Critical Evaluation of Politeness Research in English and German PDF Author: Friederike Brons
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656110573
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Languages : en
Pages : 52

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Wuppertal (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: As a way of establishing a general framework of the development of politeness research, I will give an overview of different theories: the first being the conversationalist maxim view, including the work of Grice, Lakoff and Leech; and the second being the face- saving view of politeness, including Brown and Levinson's model. Then, I will investigate how politeness is realised in German and English. For this purpose, I will firstly consider cultural specificities that determine linguistic politeness, examining dimensions of cross- cultural difference as proposed by Juliane House and critically evaluate these dimensions. Secondly, I will look at how politeness is reflected in the realisation of the speech act of request, drawing on results from a contrastive study on politeness markers by Juliane House and Gabriele Kasper. These will subsequently be compared to findings gained in other empirical works. Following the critical evaluation, I will also take a closer look at the significant role of modal particles in the modification of requests in order to account for some of the prevalent linguistic choices observed in the contrastive study. Finally, the paper ends with a summarising conclusion.

Politeness. A comparison of two pragmatic approaches towards polite acting in speech

Politeness. A comparison of two pragmatic approaches towards polite acting in speech PDF Author: Erik Lutz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668254842
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 18

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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, course: Seminar: Language Structure and Language Use: Pragmatics, language: English, abstract: This term paper is concerned with the question of whether or not two pragmatic approaches to language can be adapted to the phenomenon of politeness and be combined under certain aspects. The specific question is: Can Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson’s model of politeness completely be described through the terminology and perspective of Grice’s? I will therefore, in a first step, compare both models under these aspects and then try to combine them. Depending on to what degree this can be done, I shall afterwards explain the differences that hinder a complete merging, if they exist. In a second step, I will adapt the new knowledge exemplarily to a corpus and repeat the comparison deductively on a practical level.

Politeness in English and Japanese

Politeness in English and Japanese PDF Author: Antje Brinckmann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638583155
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,0, University of Rostock (Anglistik (Amerikanistik)), course: Proseminar, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Politeness is the flower of humanity”, (Joseph Joubert , 1754 – 1824, French moralist). “Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax”, (Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788- 1860, German philosopher). Politeness and tact play an important role in dealing with other people. The term calls a behaviour that shall demonstrate respect for the vis – à – vis. In order to avoid embarrassing situations or abashing someone polite behaviour has to be used. In the following paper, I will deal with the topic “Politeness in English and Japanese.” As a basic concept I will use two essays: “Politeness and conversational universalsobservation from Japanese” by Yoshiko Matsumoto (1989) and “Keigo – Höflichkeit und soziale Bedeutung im Japanischen” by Florian Coulmas (1987). On the basis of these two papers I want to show what politeness is like in Japanese and English and whether the principles of conversation generated by Grice (1975) and Brown and Levinson’s theory of politeness (1978, 1987) are universal as they are claimed to be. In order to analyse this assertion I will take a closer look on the Japanese language. At first I will give basic information to understand what the respective theory is about. I will first give an overview of Grice’s theory and will then focus on Brown and Levinson’s theory of politeness and explain their notion. The next point will comprise the transformation of the theories’ properties on the Japanese language to confute or verify their alleged universality. I will use Matsumoto’s and Coulmas’ essays to indicate the construction of the Japanese language and will demonstrate this with many examples. Subsequently I will illustrate whether Brown and Levinson’s theory is also appropriate for the Japanese language system. Section five will give a summary of the topic and present the result of the analysis.