Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politeness

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ISBN 9789027205322 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politeness brings together the work of linguists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and second language experts in order to provide readers with a snapshot of the possibilities for studying im/politeness in the 21st century. The volume is organized along methodological lines in three parts each preceded by a brief introduction outlining the evolution and advantages and disadvantages of the relevant methodologies, while a specially commissioned epilogue places the volume in the field as a whole. Part I is dedicated to self-reporting studies, Part II covers observational studies, and Part III introduces experimental studies. A central goal of the present collection is to make a case for the relevance of all these types of data and of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to the ongoing theoretical debates in the field of im/politeness.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 14]  2015.  xi, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Bridging theory and practice in im/politeness research
Marina Terkourafi
Self-reporting Studies
Introduction to Part I
Social deixis in motion: The case of ‘COMRADE’ in Russian and Mandarin Chinese
Tatiana Luchkina
The M-word: A Greek collocation between solidarity and insult
Nikos Vergis and Marina Terkourafi
“There’s not a lot of negotiation” Address terms in an academic department
Susan Meredith Burt
Observational Studies
Introduction to Part II
Korean honorifics beyond politeness markers: Change of footing through shifting of speech style
Sang-Seok Yoon
Goading as a social action: Non-impolite evaluations in targeted banter
Nathaniel Mitchell
Shaming, group face, and identity construction in a Russian virtual community for women
Renee Perelmutter
Experimental Studies
Introduction to Part III
Interactional competence and politeness: Native and non-native perceptions of collaborative talk in Spanish
Robert Patrick Baxter
Using eye-tracking to examine the reading of texts containing taboo words
Adina Raizen, Nikos Vergis and Kiel Christianson
Impoliteness electrified: ERPs reveal the real time processing of disrespectful reference in Mandarin utterance comprehension
Xiaoming Jiang and Xiaolin Zhou
Epilogue: The “How” and the “What” of (Im)politeness
Jonathan Culpeper
“Readers of Terkourafi’s volume, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politeness, will be rewarded with an up-to-date snapshot of contemporary research on Im/politeness. The topics covered range from observational studies of goading to electrophysiological reactions to address terms. The diversity of methods and richness of the findings in this volume are a testament to the vibrancy and importance of research in the area of Im/politeness.”
“This volume brings together fresh perspectives on the now well established field of im/politeness research. Reflecting the growing consensus that im/politeness is best studied from an interdisciplinary perspective, the chapters in this book draw from a range of different methods, including self-reports and questionnaires, observation and discourse analysis, and experimental approaches. Through this diverse range of approaches, not only new insights are offered into our understanding of classic theories in im/politeness, but a unique opportunity for scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to engage in meaningful dialogue with each other about im/politeness has been created. The volume also engages with im/politeness in a wide range of languages, including American and Australian varieties of English, Greek, Korean, (Mandarin) Chinese, Russian and Spanish, as it pushes the field of im/politeness research towards establishing a firmer empirical grounding for itself. The book is essential reading not only for scholars in im/politeness research, but for all researchers wishing to gain valuable insights into the contributions different methodological approaches can make to our understanding of interpersonal dimensions of language use.”
“Marina Terkourafi’s edited volume Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/Politeness is, however, a significant step forward in the field of im/ politeness as it highlights the importance of studies in other disciplines, such as neuroscience and psychology, that can and in fact do make a significant contribution to the field.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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