Multimodal Im/politeness

Signed, spoken, written

Andreas H. Jucker | University of Zurich
Iris Hübscher | University of Zurich, URPP Language and Space; Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Lucien Brown | Monash University
ISBN 9789027213433 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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ISBN 9789027254450 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Politeness and impoliteness are not just expressed by words. People communicate polite and impolite attitudes towards each other through their intonation, tone of voice, their facial expressions, their gestures, the positioning of their bodies towards each other, and so on. This volume brings together eleven empirical studies that investigate these various modalities of im/politeness across signed, spoken and written languages, plus a detailed introductory chapter that establishes a framework for the multimodal investigation of im/politeness. The papers cover a range of languages and cultures, including Swiss German Sign Language, Catalan Sign Language, English (as a native language and as a lingua franca), Korean, Catalan, Persian, Japanese and Spanish. Using a range of data sources and state-of-the art methodologies, the papers reveal that these multimodal features are essential aspects of im/politeness across different languages, cultures and modes of interaction. Put together, the findings from these studies lay the groundwork for a new understanding of im/politeness which is fundamentally multimodal.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 333]  Expected May 2023.  vii, 343 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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