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Caffi, Claudia. 2015. (Un)expected behavior: Some general issues and a papal example. Journal of Pragmatics 86 : 19–24.
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This study examines whether un/expectedness might constitute a possible encompassing category relative to im/politeness and in/appropriateness. This would entail the advantage of a value-free concept, singled out on empirical and phenomenological, rather than on logical and semantic bases. Pope Francis's first post-selection greeting, serves as an illustration of unexpected conduct.