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Authors/Editors: Wichmann, Anne
Title: “The intonation of Please-requests: a corpus-based study.”
Year: 2004
Publisher: Amsterdam: Elsevier
Pages: pp. 1521-1549
Publication type: Article in journal
In: Journal of Pragmatics 36:9
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2004.03.003
Language: English
Keyword(s): intonation ; meaning ; politeness ; pragmatics ; request
Subject — language(s): English
Annotation: This corpus-based study deals with please as a politeness marker and its close association with requests and furnishes proof for the syntactic, pragmatic and contextual restrictions on please in spoken English.