The pragmatics of politeness

This work presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by hundreds of examples of actual language use taken largely from authentic British and American sources.

Main Author: Leech, Geoffrey N.,
Other Authors: Oxford Scholarship Online.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series: Oxford studies in sociolinguistics.

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