Understanding Historical (im)politeness
Relational Linguistic Practice Over Time and Across CultureseBook - 2012
This paper is intended as an overall template of the evolution of (im)politeness. It elucidates how (linguistic) rapport management originated and developed over time, and tries to come to grips with (some of) the sociocultural factors behind such changes. Taking its point of departure in human prehistory (Section?1), the paper argues that, contrary to received wisdom, politeness and impoliteness are not two sides of the same coin (Section?2), and it discusses the dissimilar evolutionary antecedents of politeness and impoliteness (Sections 3 and 4). The paper then maps out three broad-scale di.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (iv, 281 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Understanding historical impoliteness