Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politeness

ORCID logoMarina Terkourafi | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Staci Defibaugh | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ISBN 9789027205322 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027268525 | 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
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“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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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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