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Politeness Across Cultures

  • Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini
  • Dániel Z. Kádár

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Politeness Research In and Across Cultures

    1. Dániel Z. Kádár, Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini
      Pages 1-14
  3. Face in Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Maria Sifianou
      Pages 42-58
  4. Im/politeness in Intracultural Interaction

  5. Im/politeness and Face: Intercultural and Crosscultural Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Eva Ogiermann, Małgorzata Suszczyńska
      Pages 194-215
    3. Yasuhisa Watanabe
      Pages 216-236
    4. Ewa Bogdanowska-Jakubowska
      Pages 237-257
    5. Sandra Harris
      Pages 258-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-274

About this book


This is the first edited collection to examine politeness in a wide range of diverse cultures. Most essays draw on empirical data from a wide variety of languages, including some key-languages in politeness research, such as English, and Japanese, as well as some lesser-studied languages, such as Georgian.


Agatha Christie Chinese communication concept culture discourse English essay intercultural communication interpret iron curtain Japan Japanese knowledge management

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini
    • 1
  • Dániel Z. Kádár
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK
  2. 2.Hungarian Academy of SciencesHungary
  3. 3.Asia UniversityTaiwan

About the editors

SHOSHANA BLUM-KULKA Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication and School of Education at the Hebrew University, Israel EWA BOGDANOWSKA-JAKUBOWSKA Assistant Professor in the Institute of English at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland LUCIEN BROWN is a research fellow in the Centre of Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK CHRISTINE CHRISTIE Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, UK KAREN GRAINGER currently senior lecturer in communication at Sheffield Hallam University, UK GU, YUEGUO Research Professor, and the Head of the Contemporary Linguistics Department at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, People's Republic of China SANDRA HARRIS Professor Emeritus at Nottingham Trent University, UK DR. ZOHAR KAMPF Lecturer at the department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel LOUISE MULLANY Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics in the School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, UK EVA OGIERMANN Lecturer in intercultural communication at the University of Surrey, UK MANANA RUSIESHVILI Full Professor and Head of the English Department and coordinator of Western Philology at Tbilisi State University and President of English Teachers' Association of Georgia MARIA SIFIANOU Professor at the University of Athens, Greece MALGORZATA SUSZCZY?SKA teaches sociopragmatics and conversational analysis at the University of Szeged, Hungary YASUHISA WATANABE Lecturer in Japanese at University of Melbourne, Australia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Politeness Across Cultures
  • Editors F. Bargiela-Chiappini
    D. Kádár
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-23648-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-31456-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-30593-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociolinguistics
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