Publication details [#66003]

Xia, Dengshan and Chun Lan. 2019. (Im)politeness at a Chinese dinner table: A discursive approach to (im)politeness in multi-party communication. Journal of Politeness Research 15 (2) : 223–256.
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De Gruyter


The assays of three extracts of a multi-party conversation from a Chinese dinner table show that in a triad implying a relational coalition of two partakers, the (im)politeness in some speech acts can be expanded or changed in specific contexts, which is culturally inspired and conditioned by the interpersonal relationships amid the diverse parties.