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  • Impoliteness in Interactionby Derek Bousfield

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 49.95

    This study concerns the nature of impoliteness in face-to-face spoken interaction. For more than three decades many pragmatic and sociolinguistic studies of interaction have considered politeness to be one central explanatory concept governing and underpinning face-to-face interaction. Politeness' "evil twin" impoliteness has been largely neglected... more...

  • Impoliteness in Languageby Derek Bousfield; Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 63.64

    The volume addresses the enormous imbalance that exists between academic interest in politeness phenomena when compared to impoliteness phenomena. Researchers working with Brown and Levinson's ([1978] 1987) seminal work on politeness rarely focused explicitly on impoliteness. As a result, only one aspect of facework/relational work has been... more...

  • Stylistics and Social Cognitionby Lesley Jeffries; Dan McIntyre; Derek Bousfield

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 84.00

    This volume of articles comprises papers from the 25th annual conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), which was held at the University of Huddersfield, England, in July 2005. The theme of the conference was ‘Stylistics and Social Cognition’, and as usual at a PALA conference, this theme was interpreted very widely by... more...

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