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Authors/Editors: Kasper, Gabriele
Title: “Linguistic politeness: Current research issues.”
Year: 1990
Publisher: Amsterdam: Elsevier
Pages: pp. 193-218
ISBN: 0378-2166
Publication type: Article in journal
In: Journal of Pragmatics 14:2
DOI: 10.1016/0378-2166(90)90080-W
Language: English
Keyword(s): conflict ; discourse type ; politeness
Annotation: This article reviews a great part of the research on linguistic politeness to evaluate current politeness theories and to draw guidelines for future politeness studies. The issues addressed comprise the distinction of politeness as strategic conflict avoidance and social indexing; the linguistic enactment of politeness; social and psychological factors determining politeness forms and functions; the impact of discourse type on politeness; and the counterpart to politeness, i.e. rudeness.