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Matsumoto, Yoshiko. 1988. Reexamination of the universality of face: Politeness phenomena in Japanese. Journal of Pragmatics 12 (4) : 403–426.
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This paper questions the universality of the proposed constituents of 'face' in Brown and Levinson's politeness theory in the light of the Japanese language and culture.