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Journal of Politeness Research

Language, Behaviour, Culture

Edited by: Karen Grainger
Your benefits:
  • Multidisciplinary forum for research into linguistic and non-linguistic politeness phenomena
  • In-depth empirical reports across cultures, languages, and interactional contexts
  • Fascinating new insights into theories and methodologies of politeness with contributions from researchers from different backgrounds
  • Rigorous peer-review

Contributions to the Journal of Politeness Research focus on various aspects of politeness as a complex linguistic and non-linguistic phenomenon. The multidisciplinary journal broadens and sharpens the understanding of the nature of politeness by providing a much-needed forum for synergies to develop between researchers approaching politeness from different disciplinary angles. The journal also strengthens and widens the existing cross-cultural and intercultural body of politeness research by encouraging new contributions from lesser-studied cultures and languages. Journal of Politeness Research is associated with the work of the international Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG).

  • Impoliteness
  • Politeness
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics

Article formats
Research articles, Book reviews; Review articles; Response articles

> Information on submission process

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The Journal of Politeness Research was founded in 2005 by Chris Christie together with the publisher De Gruyter Mouton.

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Your benefits of publishing with us Submission process
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print
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  • Please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet for further information regarding the proper formatting of your manuscript
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Authors may submit an abstract in their native language as well as in English
  • You have the option to also submit an abstract written in a language other than English.
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Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Incoming Editor
Jim O'Driscoll
Department of History, English, Linguistics and Music
School of Music, Humanities and Media
University of Huddersfield
e-mail: Politeness.Research@degruyter.com

Outgoing Editor

Karen Grainger
Department of Humanities
Sheffield Hallam University
Owen Building
S1 1WB

Review Editor

Isabelle van der Bom
Sheffield Hallam University
Owen Building, Floor 11
Howard Street
S1 1WB
e-mail: i.v.bom@shu.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Elizabeth Marsden
University of Huddersfield

Editorial Board

Christine Christie (Loughborough University, UK)
Bethan Davies (Leeds University, UK)
Karen Grainger (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Andrew Merrison (York St John University, UK)
Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Louise Mullany (Nottingham University, UK)

Advisory Board
Robert Arundale (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA)
Penelope Brown (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands)
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University, UK)
Michael Haugh (University of Queensland, Australia)
Janet Holmes (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University, Indiana, USA)
Juliane House (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Richard Janney (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany)
Daniel Kadar (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Luanga Kasanga (University of Bahrain)
Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai’i, USA)
Abdennour Kharraki (University Mohammed 1, Morocco)
Miriam Locher (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Sinfree Bullock Makoni (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Rosina Marquez-Reiter (University of Surrey, UK)
Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford University, California, USA)
David Morand (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Jim O'Driscoll (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Yuling Pan (United States Census Bureau, USA)
Barbara Pizziconi (SOAS, University of London, UK)
Maria Sifianou (University of Athens, Greece)
Helen Spencer Oatey (University of Warwick, UK)
Marina Terkourafi (University of Illinois, USA)

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Audience: researchers and students with an interest in politeness and politeness theory