Publication details [#53165]

Perelmutter, Renee. 2010. Impoliteness recycled: Subject ellipsis in Modern Russian complaint discourse. Journal of Pragmatics 42 (12) : 3214–3231.
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Drawing on modern Russian data, this study discusses how an offensive mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law conversation is introduced at a later stage by the complaining offended at an online support group via a special construction with subject ellipsis: thus the offended retroactively and symbolically assaults the offender, and cures face damage.