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Books: Understanding Historical (Im)Politeness: Bax, Kádár (Eds)

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Subject: Understanding Historical (Im)Politeness: Bax, Kádár (Eds)
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Title: Understanding Historical (Im)PolitenessSubtitle: Relational linguistic practice over time and across culturesSeries Title: Benjamins Current Topics 41

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Marcel BaxEditor: Dániel Z. Kádár

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027275110 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00Electronic: ISBN: 9789027275110 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00Electronic: ISBN: 9789027275110 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202604 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202604 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202604 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00


Exploring a largely uncharted territory of cultural history and linguisticethnography, Understanding Historical (Im)Politeness' offers in-depth analysesand perceptive interpretations of the conveyance of social-relational meaningin times (long) past and across historical cultures.

A collection of essays from the pens of authoritative historical(pragma)-linguistics researchers, the volume examines the forms and functionsof historical (im)politeness, varying from single utterances and act sequencesto fully-fledged (im)polite speech encounters and genres, with a focus ontheir period- and culture-bound appraisal. What is more, the book sheds lighton what is still very dimly seen: diachronic trends in ‘relational work’ andthe cultural-societal factors behind patterns of sociopragmatic change.

The volume reviews theoretical concepts, methods and analytical approaches toimprove our present-day understanding of the historical understanding ofrelational practices of the distant as well as the more recent past. Since itincludes newly established themes and positions and breaks new ground, thiscollection furthers considerably the field of historical (im)politenessresearch.

This volume was originally published as a special issue of 'Journal ofHistorical Pragmatics' 12:1/2 (2011).

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics Pragmatics Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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