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The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness

Editors: Culpeper, Jonathan, Haugh, Michael, Kádár, Dániel Z. (Eds.)

  • Takes a thematic approach to this interdisciplinary area of research
  • Considers pragmatic and socio-cultural approaches to (im)politeness
  • Offers contributions from 44 internationally-reputed experts
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This handbook comprehensively examines social interaction by providing a critical overview of the field of linguistic politeness and impoliteness. Authored by over forty leading scholars, it offers a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to a vast array of themes that are vital to the study of interpersonal communication. The chapters explore the use of (im)politeness in specific contexts as well as wider developments, and variations across cultures and contexts in understandings of key concepts (such as power, emotion, identity and ideology). Within each chapter, the authors select a topic and offer a critical commentary on the key linguistic concepts associated with it, supporting their assertions with case studies that enable the reader to consider the practicalities of (im)politeness studies. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of linguistics, particularly those concerned with pragmatics, sociolinguistics and interpersonal communication. Its multidisciplinary nature means that it is also relevant to researchers across the social sciences and humanities, particularly those working in sociology, psychology and history.

About the authors

Jonathan Culpeper is Professor of English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK. His major publications, spanning pragmatics and the English Language, include Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence (2011). He was co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pragmatics.
Michael Haugh is Professor of Linguistics in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is currently Co Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pragmatics, and recent books include Im/Politeness Implicatures (2015) and Understanding Politeness (2013, with Dániel Z. Kádar).
Dániel Z. Kádár is Professor of English Language and Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Intercultural Politeness Research at the University of Huddersfield, UK. His major publications include Politeness, Impoliteness, and Ritual – Maintaining the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction (2011), Understanding Politeness (with M. Haugh, 2013), and Relational Rituals and Communication (2013).

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Culpeper, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Pragmatic Approaches (Im)politeness

    Culpeper, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 11-39

  • Sociocultural Approaches to (Im)politeness

    Mills, Sara

    Pages 41-60

  • Ideology and (Im)politeness

    Kienpointner, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • Face and (Im)politeness

    O’Driscoll, Jim

    Pages 89-118

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-37508-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-37507-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness
Editors
  • Jonathan Culpeper
  • Michael Haugh
  • Dániel Z. Kádár
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37508-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-37508-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37507-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 824
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
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