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Title: Discursive Approaches to Politeness
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110238662-1
Series Title: Mouton Series in Pragmatics [MSP] 8
Description:

This collection of essays by the Linguistic Politeness Research Group
represents the results of over a decade of the group's research, discussions,
seminars and conferences on the subject of linguistic politeness. The volume
brings together cutting edge essays reflecting the range of discursive
approaches to the analysis of politeness and impoliteness.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110238679
Pages: 272
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ISBN-13: 9783110238662
Pages: 272
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95