New Perspectives on (Im)Politeness and Interpersonal Communication (Sammelband)

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Lucía Fernández Amaya Maria de la O Hernández López Reyes Gómez Morón Manuel Padilla Cruz Manuel Mejías Borrero Mariana Relinque Barranca

Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Newcastle upon Tyne
Advances in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Weiterführender Link
978-1-4438-4171-9 ( im KVK suchen )
Thematik nach Sprachen
Sprachübergreifend, Spanisch
Sprachdidaktik, Englisch-Spanisch, Kontrastive Linguistik, Medienlinguistik, Höflichkeit, Pragmatik, Politeness


New Perspectives on (Im)Politeness and Interpersonal Communication gathers eleven studies by prominent scholars, which explore issues related to (im)politeness in human communication. The study of linguistic (im)politeness is undoubtedly one of the central concerns in the field of pragmatics, as attested to by the numerous conferences and journals currently dedicated to the topic, the various theoretical models and approaches developed or developing so far, and the seemingly endless list of insightful and inspiring empirical studies tackling the topic from a wide variety of angles. This volume contributes to the subfield of social pragmatics by putting together works that review the state of the art of (im)politeness studies, analysing (im)politeness in media contexts like the Internet or dubbed films and other contexts, looking into the effects and consequences of some speech acts for social interaction, drawing implications for language teaching, and approaching some of the linguistic mechanisms which help to communicate (im)politeness. Resulting from the efforts made by specialists in the field, the chapters in this volume offer additional evidence that examining the complexity of interpersonal communication from different standpoints can benefit a more complete understanding of social interaction in general. Their scope and practical applications demonstrate the transversality and versatility of interpersonal communication. The editors hope that these works will retain scholars’ interest and attention for some time to come and spark off further research.



“(Im)Politeness and Interpersonal Communication: An Overview”

Part I: State of the Art of (Im)Politeness Studies

Chapter One: “Politeness research from past to future, with a special focus on the discursive approach”
Miriam A. Locher

Part II: (Im)Politeness in the Mass Media

Chapter Two: “Politics, ‘Lies”, And YouTube: A Genre Approach To Assessments of Im/Politeness On Obama’s 9/9/2009 Presidential Address”
Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich

Chapter Three: “Impoliteness In Spanish Digital Mass Media”.
Ana Mancera Rueda

Chapter Four: “Audiovisual (Im)Politeness: an Interlinguistic and Intercultural Analysis of Spanish Films Dubbed into Italian”
Laura Mariottini

Part III: (Im)Politeness, Speech Acts and Language Teaching

Chapter Five: “Early Modern Spanish request modifications as politeness strategies: Implications for the study of register”
Jeremy King

Chapter Six: “At a Loss for Words or How to Respond to Compliments: a Contrastive Analysis of Compliment Response in English and Spanish”
Carmen Maíz Arévalo

Chapter Seven: “Please, please, please”. Trying to be polite in an EFL context"
Júlia Barón Parés

Part IV: (Im)Politeness in Other Specific Contexts

Chapter Eight: “¡Qué Grinch! The Creative Use of Anglicisms to Express Phatic Communion and Impoliteness in Mexican Spanish”
Gerrard Edwin Mugford Fowler

Chapter Nine: ““With the greatest respect for my colleagues”: politeness in dissenting opinions in international arbitration disputes”
Ruth Breeze

Chapter Ten: “Like as a pragmatic marker in North American English”
Manuel Mejías Borrero

Chapter Eleven: “Discourse Strategies to Avoid Misunderstanding in English and Spanish Conversations”
Jesús Romero-Trillo and Elizabeth Lenn



Ersteller des Eintrags
Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013, 11:56 Uhr
Letzte Änderung
Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013, 11:56 Uhr