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LINGUIST List 23.5394

Thu Dec 20 2012

Books: Situated Politeness: Davies, Haugh, Merrison (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Dec-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Situated Politeness: Davies, Haugh, Merrison (Eds)
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Title: Situated Politeness
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
http://www.continuumbooks.com


Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/situated-politeness-9781623561307/


Editor: Bethan L Davies
Editor: Michael Haugh
Editor: Andrew John Merrison

Paperback: ISBN: 1623561302 9781623561307 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 29.99


Abstract:

Pragmatic and sociolinguistic analyses of im/politeness have usually been
dependent on context and cultural frames of reference. This new study
approaches the concept from an original perspective, namely situatedness.

Although politeness research often concentrates on examining how speeches or
discourses themselves are situated with regards to different places and
contexts, the focus on just one situation, and various text types within it,
can also be of value. Situated Politeness is concerned with disentangling the
factors which govern our behaviour within a given social context as well as
across them. A range of expanding disciplines, including corpus linguistics,
critical discourse analysis, and conversation analysis, are brought to bear on
the topic, and this work will be of interest to a diverse global audience.

'For those interested in politeness - which surely includes most of us - this
book is essential reading. Covering a range of theoretical approaches,
settings, languages and cultures, Situated Politeness explores some of the key
issues in current im/politeness research by some of the leading scholars in
the field. The book adopts a new three-way division of politeness into
institutional, interpersonal and public settings, including a variety of
contexts and cultures, such as New Zealand workplaces, classrooms in Mexico a
university hockey club in Sheffield, Japanese television drama, and a
national advertising campaign in Australia. Particularly significant, Situated
Politeness is primarily concerned not only with the local negotiation of both
politeness and impoliteness but how these are, crucially, played out against
a wider backdrop of social and cultural practices and beliefs. Not least, the
style is highly accessible, and the various chapters offer a wide range of
relevant and fascinating data.' - Sandra Harris, Professor Emeritus, School of
Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, UK




Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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