Understanding Historical (im)politeness

Understanding Historical (im)politeness

Relational Linguistic Practice Over Time and Across Cultures

eBook - 2012
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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
ISBN: 9789027275110
Characteristics: 1 online resource (iv, 281 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Bax, Marcel
Kâadâar, Dâaniel Z. 1979-


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