Faculty Publications

Title

Passages of politeness

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Pragmatics

Volume

24

Issue

4

First Page

381

Last Page

392

Abstract

This paper reexamines Brown and Levinson's theory of politeness and its application in subsequent studies and raises serious questions regarding its value for empirical studies. An alternative view of politeness is offered, and in light of this, a new approach to the analysis of Repair Work, placed within a more comprehensive framework of social interaction, is outlined. © 1995.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1016/0378-2166(94)00053-H

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