LINGUIST List 27.4331

Wed Oct 26 2016

Disc: The Usage of Polite Language

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 26-Oct-2016
From: Yoshitomo Shiramizu <>
Subject: The Usage of Polite Language
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I want to investigate proper usage of polite language.

I think there are several polite expressions in English like will, can, would, could, etc.

- How would you say when you want to borrow some money from others?
- Could you tell me the differences of the way you ask between your parents,superiors,friends,seniors and juniors?

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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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