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Journal Title: Journal of Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   44 / 9
Issue Title: Journal of Pragmatics Special Issue: Im/politeness across Englishes
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 1. Im/politeness across Englishes
Pages 1017-1021
Michael Haugh, Klaus P. Schneider

2. Appropriate behaviour across varieties of English
Pages 1022-1037
Klaus P. Schneider

3. ‘Early interactions’ in Australian English, American English, and English English: Cultural differences and cultural scripts
Pages 1038-1050
Cliff Goddard

4. “It's rude to VP”: The cultural semantics of rudeness
Pages 1051-1062
Sophia Waters

5. Politeness and impoliteness in ethnic varieties of New Zealand English
Pages 1063-1076
Janet Holmes, Meredith Marra, Bernadette Vine

6. Getting stuff done: Comparing e-mail requests from students in higher education in Britain and Australia
Pages 1077-1098
Andrew John Merrison, Jack J. Wilson, Bethan L. Davies, Michael Haugh

7. Mock impoliteness, jocular mockery and jocular abuse in Australian and British English
Pages 1099-1114
Michael Haugh, Derek Bousfield

8. Inequity in the pursuit of intimacy: An analysis of British pick-up artist interactions
Pages 1115-1127
Oliver Hambling-Jones, Andrew John Merrison

9. (Im)politeness: Three issues
Pages 1128-1133
Jonathan Culpeper

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Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 23.3175