Publication details [#56658]

Pan, Yuling. 2012. Facework in refusals in Chinese survey interviews. Journal of Politeness Research 8 (1) : 53–74.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper discusses how refusals rapped up in facework in Chinese survey interviews may decrease the influence of the perceived impolite speech act from the speaker perspective, whilst enhancing the possibility of being perceived as impolite by the hearer.