Politeness in Europe

Politeness in Europe

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Politeness as practised across 22 European societies, firmly set within critical debates developed since the 1980s, is here presented in ways related to concrete situations in which language-users interact with one another to achieve their goals. Areas covered include types of politeness, forms of address, negotiation and small-talk in various contexts.thanks), it is a normal thing to do (all agree), the visitor may have felt obliged to bring something, maybe he brought it so as not to quedar mal (show himself up, lose face). ... [Spanish control: They never say gracias, this is typically Spanish, Ia#39; ve spent some time to England and the English ... Example 5 A person who taught at University X many years ago telephones a colleague asking her to send him aanbsp;...

Title:Politeness in Europe
Author:Leo Hickey, Miranda Stewart
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2005-01-01


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