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  • Impoliteness in Interactionby Derek Bousfield

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    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$ 1,372.00

    Drawing on a wide range of empirical data, the volume presents a thorough discussion of impoliteness and power in language. It addresses the enormous imbalance that exists between academic interest in politeness phenomena when compared to impoliteness phenomena, and it offers inspiration for research on impoliteness, conflict and aggression in many... 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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