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Politeness research from past to future, with a special focus on the discursive approach

Locher, Miriam A.. (2012) Politeness research from past to future, with a special focus on the discursive approach. In: New perspectives on (im)politeness and interpersonal communication. Cambridge, pp. 1-22.

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Abstract

In this chapter I wish to revisit some of the early motivations for politeness research and link them to current developments and thoughts in the field. This will allow me to go back to the pragmatic turn and the 1970s when politeness research took off. The motivation for this journey is to better position the research approach which has been called the ‘discursive approach to politeness’ (e.g., Locher and Watts 2005, 2008) and to react to comments about our work. This chapter thus presents some theoretical insights into the research topic rather than presenting data analysis and hopes to add to the current discussions about politeness and impoliteness within a framework of the study of relational work In this chapter I wish to revisit some of the early motivations for politenessresearch and link them to current developments and thoughts in the field. This willallow me to go back to the pragmatic turn and the 1970s when politeness researchtook off. The motivation for this journey is to better position the research approachwhich has been called the ‘discursive approach to politeness’ (e.g., Locher andWatts 2005, 2008) and to react to comments about our work. This chapter thuspresents some theoretical insights into the research topic rather than presentingdata analysis and hopes to add to the current discussions about politeness andimpoliteness within a framework of the study of relational work
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Locher, Miriam A.
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN:978-1-4438-4171-9 (hbk.) ; 1-4438-4171-4 (hbk.)
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item -- Published with the permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Language:English
Last Modified:04 May 2018 06:31
Deposited On:24 May 2013 09:16

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