Chapter published in:Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics
Edited by Istvan Kecskes and Stavros Assimakopoulos
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 274] 2017
► pp. 207–227
Chapter 9“It’s really insulting to say something like that to anyone”
An investigation of English and German native speakers’ impoliteness perceptions
This study investigates the (in)appropriateness and (im)politeness perceptions of young British and German adults. Data were collected with a questionnaire and individual post-hoc interviews. The questionnaire consisted of 20 authentic events that had been reported by informants of the cross-cultural impoliteness project (CCIP) by Culpeper et al. (2010, 2014) and 2 authentic events that had been witnessed by the researcher and included as neutral distractor items. The findings revealed differences and similarities in the perceptions and evaluations of the English and German native speakers: while their evaluation of whether an utterance was appropriate and/or polite or not tended to be rather similar, differences were found with regard to the severity ratings for inappropriateness scores and reasons given for the scoring.
- 3.Results and discussion
- 3.1(In)appropriateness and (im)politeness perception: Responses to type A questions
- 3.2Average severity rating: Responses to type B questions
- 3.3Severity ratings of individual scenario: Responses to type B questions
Published online: 14 June 2017
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Culpeper, Jonathan, Leyla Marti, Meilian Mei, Minna Nevala, and Gila A. Schauer
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