Publication details [#55221]

Luchjenbroers, June and Michelle Aldridge-Waddon. 2011. Paedophiles and politeness in email communications: Community of practice needs that define face-threat. Journal of Politeness Research 7 (1) : 21–42.
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De Gruyter


Drawing on a corpus taken from a recent UK paedophile case, disclosing many emails in discourse ‘strings’ between users, this study explores the general message structure and politeness strategies employed in email communications between (at present convicted) paedophiles in conversations about their extremely illegal practices and intent.