Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries

The case of Greek and Turkish

Arın Bayraktaroğlu | Cambridge Centre for Languages
ORCID logoMaria Sifianou | University of Athens
ISBN 9789027251077 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588110404 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027298119 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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This volume includes 14 papers investigating politeness phenomena in Greece and Turkey, the cultural cross-roads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It reflects current research and provides observations of and findings in patterns of linguistic politeness in a geographical area other than the much studied English speaking ones. The book appeals to professionals and students interested in a broader perspective of language use in its social context.
Articles in the collection are empirically rather than theoretically oriented and examine realisations of politeness in relation to social parameters. The chapters have been arranged in pairs (Greek/Turkish), treating the following related issues: firstly a more general ethnographic picture of the two societies, the variables of power/status in classroom and other interaction, solidarity in advice-giving and the use of approbatory expressions, service encounters and the differential use of language by males and females, the use of interruptions in television talk, and finally compliments.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 88] 2001.  xiv, 439 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] this is an extremely useful collection that would appeal to a very wide audience in a variety of disciplines. As well as multi-disciplinary appeal, the book would be a useful resource for anyone with an interest in issues of cultural communication, from a general undergraduate audience to someone with specific research interests. This collection is highly recommended with the hope that it also leads to the wide publication of similar well-researched, culturally-based materials that provide an opportunity to move away from theoretical, ethnocentric generalization towards a real inter-cultural perspective.”
“This volume would surely be embraced by any reader interested in language use in general and in politeness studies in particular, be it native speaker of Greek or Turkish or not. I recommend it without reservation and with admiration.”
“[...] this volume has provided an excellent example of the steps we need to take towards empirical examination of different aspects of politeness across cultures. I highly recommend the volume to anyone interested in intercultural and intracultural communication and politeness.”
“The main strength of the volume resides in the breadth and wealth of the empirical data adduced, as well as the detailed analysis of these data guided by both politeness and conversation-analytic considerations. The editors should be praised for having masterfully coordinated such a project, which allow common themes to emerge.”
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