This book attempts to bring in the perspective of situational variation in analyzing linguistic politeness, and looks at politeness in the larger framework of social context. It outlines the way into the problem of politeness in Chinese culture and the steps taken in the application of politeness strategies in verbal interaction.
YULING PAN is Managing Director of the Asian Sociocultural Research Projects in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: How Polite are the Chinese? Do I Know You? Inside and Outside Relationship in Politeness Behavior You are my Friend Building of Connection in a Business Setting Who is the Boss? Hierarchical Structure in an Official Setting You don't know what you want Conflicting Factors in a Family Setting What really is Chinese Politeness? A Situation-Based Approach to Politeness
POLITENESS IN CHINESE FACE-TO-
Advances in Discourse Processes
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U.S. Census Bureau
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