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Linguistic politeness from an ethological perspective: Theoretical questions and empirical issues

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dc.contributor.author Wacewicz, Sławomir
dc.contributor.author Żywiczyński, Przemysław
dc.contributor.author McCrohon, Luke
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-09T12:43:14Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-09T12:43:14Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-31
dc.identifier.citation Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, Vol. 11, pp. 81-98
dc.identifier.issn 0867-4159
dc.identifier.other doi:10.12775/ths-2014-005
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/2652
dc.description.abstract Linguistic politeness (LP) refers to the set of “linguistic features mediating norms of social behaviour, in relation to such notions as courtesy, rapport, deference and distance” (Crystal 2008). Although researchers (e.g. Eelen 2001, Watts 2003) agree that it is intimately connected to normativity, group hierarchy and cooperation – the core questions of human ethology and human behavioural ecology – linguistic politeness has largely been neglected from those perspectives (Eibl-Eibesfeldt 1989 being a notable exception). In this paper we spell out the significance of a naturalistically oriented study of LP, outline a research agenda, and identify a number of methodological problems whose resolution is a prerequisite for such an approach.  
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject linguistic politeness
dc.subject politeness
dc.subject impoliteness
dc.subject ethology
dc.subject language evolution
dc.subject signaling
dc.subject normativity
dc.subject cooperation
dc.subject group hierarchy
dc.title Linguistic politeness from an ethological perspective: Theoretical questions and empirical issues
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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