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Title: Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries: The case of Greek and Turkish
Written By: Maria Sifianou
Edited By: Arin Bayraktaroğlu
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond

This volume includes 14 papers investigating politeness phenomena in Greece and Turkey, the cultural cross-roads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It reflects current research and provides observations of and findings in patterns of linguistic politeness in a geographical area other than the much studied English speaking ones. The book appeals to professionals and students interested in a broader perspective of language use in its social context. Articles in the collection are empirically rather than theoretically oriented and examine realisations of politeness in relation to social parameters. The chapters have been arranged in pairs (Greek/Turkish), treating the following related issues: firstly a more general ethnographic picture of the two societies, the variables of power/status in classroom and other interaction, solidarity in advice-giving and the use of approbatory expressions, service encounters and the differential use of language by males and females, the use of interruptions in television talk, and finally compliments.
Contributions by: Eleni Antonopoulou; Ar(i)n Bayraktaro(g)lu; Yasemin Bayyurt; GC

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588110400
ISBN-13: 9781588110404
Pages: 439
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ISBN: 902725107X
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Pages: 439
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