Politeness in Europe

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Leo Hickey, Miranda Stewart
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2005 - Social Science - 334 pages
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Politeness as practised across 22 European societies, firmly set within critical debates developed since the 1980s, is here presented in ways related to concrete situations in which language-users interact with one another to achieve their goals. Areas covered include types of politeness, forms of address, negotiation and small-talk in various contexts.
 

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Contents

Eastern Europe
2
Western Europe
13
How to Buy Bread Politely
29
Face Distance and Sincerity
45
Greetings from Foreign Parts
58
Politeness and Impoliteness
82
Between Respect and Acceptance
100
Its Only a Suggestion
116
Evasion at All Costs
189
A MatterofFact Style
203
From Titlemania to Grammaticalised
218
Uncertainty in a Changing Society
234
Distance Levels of Expression
247
Southern Europe
263
A Coffee or a Small Coffee?
277
The Art of Selfrepresentation in Requests
292

In Ireland Its Done Without Being Said
130
Northern Europe
145
Getting to the Point
159
Parliamentary Forms of Address
174
How to Address Others
306
Index
331
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