The Pragmatics of Politeness (häftad)
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The Pragmatics of Politeness (häftad)

The Pragmatics of Politeness

Häftad Engelska, 2014-08-07
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This readable book presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by hundreds of examples of actual language use taken largely from authentic British and American sources.
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Saw-Choo Teo (University of Sydney),Australian Review of Applied Linguistics Leechs scholarly contribution is a rich addition to existing literature on the subject. The book is notable for the comprehensiveness with which the author conducts his exploration of the area and for providing guidance and pointers for further explorations.

Dr habil. Silvia Florea, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Geoffrey Leech's Pragmatics of Politeness (2014) manages to successfully evaluate the explanatory power of the theory of politeness and provide a robust framework that generates a better understanding of it.

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Geoffrey Leech is Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at Lancaster University, where he has been a faculty member for over 40 years. He has published many books and articles in the fields of English grammar, stylistics, pragmatics, semantics, and corpus linguistics. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1987.


Preface ; PART I - Laying the foundations ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Politeness - Viewpoints ; 3. Pragmatics, indirectness and neg-politeness: a basis for politeness modeling ; 4. Politeness: the model ; PART II - Politeness and impoliteness in practice ; 5. A case study: Apologies ; 6. Requests and other directives ; 7. Other politeness-sensitive speech events ; 8. Politeness and its 'opposites' ; PART III - Further perspectives ; 9. Methods of data collection: empirical pragmatics ; 10. Interlanguage pragmatics and politeness across languages and cultures ; 11. Politeness and the history of English ; Appendix: Pragmatics, indirectness and neg-politeness: the background ; References ; Index