Date: 07-Dec-2006 From: Elizabeth Gangeri <Elizabeth.Gangerierlbaum.com> Subject: Research on Politeness in the Spanish-Speaking World: Placencia, García (Eds)
Title: Research on Politeness in the Spanish-Speaking World
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Editor: María Elena Placencia
Editor: Carmen García
Hardback: ISBN: 0805852271 Pages: 456 Price: U.S. $ 99.95
One of the main contributions of this important book is that it offers a thorough survey of the theoretical and empirical developments that have occurred in the area of (im)politeness in different regions of the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, the book advances the field with new empirical research on linguistic (im)politeness, and silence and (im)politeness, in a range of (non)institutional contexts, as well as with new perspectives for the study of (im)politeness. A closing chapter by the editors provides an assessment of salient trends in the area and directions for future research.
"Research on Politeness in the Spanish-Speaking World" is essential reading for senior undergraduates and graduate students in Spanish pragmatics and Spanish linguistics, sociolinguistics, and discourse analysis. The volume is also very useful to English-speaking scholars in the general field of pragmatics who are not proficient in Spanish but require access to these empirical studies.