Publication details [#56662]

Dynel, Marta. 2012. Setting our House in order: The workings of impoliteness in multi-party film discourse. Journal of Politeness Research 8 (2) : 161–194.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Using utterances from the American television series 'House M.D.', this article explains how the speaker's (intentional) impoliteness in multiparty film conversation may generate diverging pragmatic effects according to the addressee (an interlocutor, overhearer, non-participant or the viewer) and his/her interpretation.