Publication details [#656]

Aijmer, Karin. 1977. Acts of deference and authority.
Publication type
Working paper
Publication language
Language as a subject


A. investigates how structures of power (authority) and norms of politeness (deference) influence verbal behavior (speech acts, speech act sequences). Special attention is directed to cases in which there is a conflict between a person's authority over another person and his intention to act deferentially. Many examples are taken from Swedish.