Teaching the universals of politeness
This paper argues that research invoking Brown and Levinson's theory of politeness in order to determine ‘rules of politeness’ should not form the basis of the teaching of ‘politeness phenomena’ in foreign and second language pedagogy. Rather, a refocusing is called for which views politeness as appropriateness. Such a view has implications for the foreign and second language classroom that centre on cultural awareness-raising. © 1997 Oxford University Press.
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Meier, Ardith J., "Teaching the universals of politeness" (1997). Faculty Publications. 4004.