Publication details [#42912]

Watts, Richard J. and Miriam A. Locher. 2005. Politeness Theory and Relational Work. Journal of Politeness Research 1 (1) : 9–33.
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De Gruyter


This paper argues that, as politeness is a discursive concept, it cannot just be equated with the mitigation of face-threatening acts, as proposed by Brown and Levinson.