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LINGUIST List 17.2829

Fri Sep 29 2006

Books: Applied Linguistics/Pragmatics: Watts (Ed)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Politeness in Language: Watts (Ed)


Message 1: Politeness in Language: Watts (Ed)
Date: 21-Sep-2006
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Politeness in Language: Watts (Ed)


Title: Politeness in Language
Subtitle: Studies in its History, Theory and Practice
Series Title: Mouton Textbook
Published: 2006
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110185490-2&l=E

Editor: Richard J. Watts, University of Bern
Paperback: ISBN: 3110183005 Pages: 404 Price: Europe EURO 38.95 Comment: for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 52.60
Abstract:

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 the 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.

Contents

Preface, Contributors

Linguistic politeness research: Quo vadis?
Richard J. Watts

Introduction
Richard J. Watts, Sachiko Ide and Konrad Ehlich


Part 1: The Theory and History of Linguistic Politeness

Chapter 1 Intracultural tact versus intercultural tact
Richard W. Janney and Horst Arndt

Chapter 2 Linguistic politeness and politic verbal behaviour: Reconsidering
claims for universality
Richard J. Watts

Chapter 3 On the historicity of politeness
Konrad Ehlich

Chapter 4 Literary texts and diachronic aspects of politeness
Roger D. Sell

Chapter 5 Politeness in linguistic research
Gudrun Held

Chapter 6 Traditional and modern views: The social constitution and power
of politeness
Konrad T. Werkhofer


Part 2: Empirical Studies in Politeness

Chapter 7 Secondhand politeness
Annelie Knapp-Potthoff

Chapter 8 Between matter-of-factness and politeness
Judith Stalpers

Chapter 9 Children's understanding of white lies
Sabine Walper and Renate Valtin


Part 3: Politeness in a Non-Western Cultural Setting

Chapter 10 The metapragmatics of politeness in Israeli society
Shoshana Blum-Kulka

Chapter 11 The concept of politeness: An empirical study of American
English and Japanese
Sachiko Ide, Berverly Hill, Yukiko M. Carnes, Tsunao Ogino and Akiko Kawasaki

Chapter 12 Linguistic etiquette in Japanese society
Florian Coulmas

Chapter 13 Politeness in Thai
Manfred Kummer

References and bibliography, Author index, Subject index

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=21357


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