Directness and Indirectness Across Cultures

Authors: Mills, Sara, Grainger, Karen

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This book analyses the complex relationship between directness, indirectness, politeness and impoliteness. Definitions of directness and indirectness are discussed and problematised from a discursive theoretical perspective.

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Karen Grainger is a Principal Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She researches language use and interaction in institutional, intercultural and electronic contexts. She has published in the areas of health care, intercultural communication and educational sociolinguistics. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Politeness Research.

Sara Mills is Research Professor in Linguistics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She has published in the areas of feminist linguistics and politeness theory. Her publications include Gender and Politeness (2003), Politeness in East Asia (co-authored, 2011), Language and Sexism (2008), Language Gender and Feminism (co-authored, 2012), and Gender Representation in an International Context (co-authored, 2015).

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“This book provides a deeper analysis of the existence of ‘variability within cultures’ … . It adds both to the understanding of politeness and its relationship with directness and indirectness, such that each ‘linguistic community decides what they see as sophisticated’ and which politeness strategies they interpret as polite or impolite … .” (Silvia Pisabarro Sarrió, Language in Society, Vol. 46 (4), September, 2017)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Directness and Indirectness Across Cultures
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34039-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137340399
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34038-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 177
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