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Title: Aspects of Linguistic Impoliteness
Edited By: Manuel Jobert
Denis Jamet
URL: http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Aspects-of-Linguistic-Impoliteness1-4438-4905-7.htm
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Aspects of Linguistic Impoliteness aims to bring together a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches exploring the notion of “impoliteness” and the usage of impoliteness phenomena in language and discourse per se, instead of simply considering impoliteness as “politeness that has gone wrong”. Impoliteness draws mainly on linguistics, but also its sub-disciplines, as well as related disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and communication.

Various researchers have been selected to contribute to Aspects of Linguistic Impoliteness, and the diversity of sub-disciplinary approaches is reflected in the multi-dimensional organisation of the five sections of the book.

The book is divided into five thematic parts, with 16 chapters in all, as follows. The first part aims to study the links between impoliteness and rudeness, by providing a general framework to these notions. The second part deals with occurrences of impoliteness in television series and drama, when the third part mainly focuses on the discursive creations of impoliteness found in literary works. The fourth part concentrates on impoliteness and the philosophy of language, and the fifth and final part offers some case-studies of impoliteness in modern communication.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Philosophy of Language
Pragmatics
Ling & Literature
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443849057
ISBN-13: 9781443849050
Pages: 255
Prices: U.K. £ 44.99
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