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Terkourafi, Marina. 2015. Conventionalization: A new agenda for im/politeness research. Journal of Pragmatics 86 : 11–18.
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The proposed habit-based definition of conventionalization places it at the heart of im/politeness as a three-way connection between expressions, contexts and speakers. Conventionalized expressions are employed all else being equal, regardless of the level of face-threat and are the most covenient means of accomlishing im/politeness; departing from them may in- or decrease politeness.