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Politeness in Europe

Edited by: Leo Hickey and Miranda Stewart

This book aims to contribute to knowledge and understanding of politeness by giving a broad picture of it across22 European countries, addressing the essential debates at the heart of politeness studies. Each chapter attempts to provide an empirical snapshot, based on sound theoretical principles, of the issues and practices in its own society. 

Author Information

HickeyLeo:

Leo Hickey is a Research Professor at the University of Salford, where he was Professor of Spanish for several years. His work centres mainly on Spanish linguistics, stylistics, pragmatics and translation theory.StewartMiranda:

Miranda Stewart is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her interests include interactional pragmatics and the negotiation of face in dialogue interpreting.

Leo Hickey is a Research Professor at the University of Salford, where he was Professor of Spanish for several years. His work centres mainly on Spanish linguistics, stylistics, pragmatics and translation theory. Miranda Stewart is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her interests include interactional pragmatics and the negotiation of face in dialogue interpreting.

Reviews

The uniqueness of focus of each chapter increases rather than decreases the interest of the volume, which should appeal to scholars in cross-cultural pragmatics, anthropology, second-language acquisition and language teaching, as well as to scholars of politeness.

This truly unique work is a must-have for anyone involved in politeness research for at least three reasons: it provides a never before attempted overview of European politeness practices; it charts the terrain of European politeness research; and through the juxtaposition of viewpoints informed by the socio-political and historical particularities of distinct languages and countries, lays the foundations for a more integrated understanding of politeness.

Politeness in Europe offers a timely and unprecedented collection of twenty-two chapters on politeness in Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Europe by some of the most prominent scholars in the field. The chapters draw equally from mainstream politeness theories and alternative formulations of politeness theories, thus offering a broadly inclusive picture of the research field. The book will be of great value to both politeness specialists and linguists in general.

This collection of 22 articles on politeness in Europe provides an important contribution to the growing number of empirical studies and theoretical debates in the field of politeness studies. The volume succeeds in providing a fascinating empirical snapshot and synthesis of linguistic politeness across European contexts and in different discourse settings.

This volume offers a rich cross-linguistic source of references for individuals interested in the study of politeness. The breadth and depth of the contributions to this volume make this collection a valuable resource to anyone concerned with how politeness is realized cross-linguistically.

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