Publication details [#58467]

Mak, Bernie Chun Nam and Hin Leung Chui. 2014. Impoliteness in Facebook Status Updates: strategic talk among colleagues “outside” the workplace. Text & Talk 34 (2) : 165–185.
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Article in journal
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De Gruyter


Using Culpeper's (1996) impoliteness model and Wenger's (1998) Communities of Practice frame, this study argues that colleagues of an Italian restaurant in Hong Kong use job and relation-based speech in Facebook Status Updates after working hours and outside the workplace, thus relocating work issues and renegotiating power through impoliteness strategies imbued with Netspeak.