Publication details [#61826]

Kádár, Dániel Z. 2016. Congratulations in Latin Comedy: Types and functions. Journal of Politeness Research 12 (2) : 267–290.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Drawing on Plautus' (ca. 254–184 B.C.) and Terence's (ca. 185–159 B.C.) comedies, this study on classic Latin linguistic politeness via congratulation speech act inquiry, explores two speaker chances to voice felicitation, and the interferences with other speech acts likewise conceived in the corpus. The paper also debates some of the sociolinguistic diffusion tilts at play.