Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries

The case of Greek and Turkish

Editors
| Cambridge Centre for Languages
| University of Athens
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This volume includes 14 papers investigating politeness phenomena in Greece and Turkey, the cultural cross-roads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It reflects current research and provides observations of and findings in patterns of linguistic politeness in a geographical area other than the much studied English speaking ones. The book appeals to professionals and students interested in a broader perspective of language use in its social context.
Articles in the collection are empirically rather than theoretically oriented and examine realisations of politeness in relation to social parameters. The chapters have been arranged in pairs (Greek/Turkish), treating the following related issues: firstly a more general ethnographic picture of the two societies, the variables of power/status in classroom and other interaction, solidarity in advice-giving and the use of approbatory expressions, service encounters and the differential use of language by males and females, the use of interruptions in television talk, and finally compliments.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 88]  2001.  xiv, 439 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
Sachiko Ide
xi
Introduction
Arın Bayraktaroğlu and Maria Sifianou
1
Freedom, solidarity and obligation: The socio-cultural context of Greek politeness
Renée Hirschon
17
Politeness in Turkish and its linguistic manifestations: A socio-cultural perspective
Deniz Zeyrek
43
Linguistics of power and politeness in Turkish: Revelations from speech acts
Seran Doğançay-Aktuna and Sibel Kamışlı
75
Politeness in the classroom?: Evidence from a Greek high school
Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
105
Congratulations and bravo!
Marianthi Makri-Tsilipakou
137
Advice-giving in Turkish: “Superiority” or “solidarity”?
Arın Bayraktaroğlu
177
The use of pronouns and terms of address in Turkish service encounters
Yasemin Bayyurt and Arın Bayraktaroğlu
209
Brief service encounters: Gender and politeness
Eleni Antonopoulou
241
“What you ‘re saying sounds very nice and I ‘m delighted to hear it”: Some considerations on the functions of presenter-initiated simultaneous speech in Greek panel discussions
Angeliki Tzanne
271
Analysis of the use of politeness maxims in interruptions in Turkish political debates
Alev Yemenici
307
Relevance theory and compliments as phatic communication: The case of Turkish
Şükriye Ruhi and Gürkan Doğan
341
“Oh!How appropriate!” Compliments and politeness
Maria Sifianou
391
“[...] this is an extremely useful collection that would appeal to a very wide audience in a variety of disciplines. As well as multi-disciplinary appeal, the book would be a useful resource for anyone with an interest in issues of cultural communication, from a general undergraduate audience to someone with specific research interests. This collection is highly recommended with the hope that it also leads to the wide publication of similar well-researched, culturally-based materials that provide an opportunity to move away from theoretical, ethnocentric generalization towards a real inter-cultural perspective.”
“This volume would surely be embraced by any reader interested in language use in general and in politeness studies in particular, be it native speaker of Greek or Turkish or not. I recommend it without reservation and with admiration.”
“[...] this volume has provided an excellent example of the steps we need to take towards empirical examination of different aspects of politeness across cultures. I highly recommend the volume to anyone interested in intercultural and intracultural communication and politeness.”
“The main strength of the volume resides in the breadth and wealth of the empirical data adduced, as well as the detailed analysis of these data guided by both politeness and conversation-analytic considerations. The editors should be praised for having masterfully coordinated such a project, which allow common themes to emerge.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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