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Politeness Richard J. Watts

Politeness

Richard J. Watts

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780511067174
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320 pages
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Using a wide range of data from real-life speech situations, this introduction to politeness theory breaks away from the limitations of current models. It argues that the proper object of study in politeness theory must be common sense definitionsMoreUsing a wide range of data from real-life speech situations, this introduction to politeness theory breaks away from the limitations of current models. It argues that the proper object of study in politeness theory must be common sense definitions of politeness and impoliteness. Richard Watts concludes that a more appropriate model, based on Bourdieus concept of social practice, can thus be developed.