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Politeness and Impoliteness
(3,694 words)

This entry provides an overview of the pragmatic concepts of politeness, impoliteness, and facework, with attention to the major theoretical frameworks (e.g., Brown and Levinson 1987) and their critiques. The entry then reviews recent im/politeness research using Slavic data and discusses important contributions by Slavic linguists, including theorizing cross-cultural diffe…

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Perelmutter, Renee, “Politeness and Impoliteness”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032339>
First published online: 2020

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