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Politeness in Chinese Face-to-Face Interaction by Yuling Pan

Politeness in Chinese Face-to-Face Interaction


Politeness in Chinese Face-to-Face Interaction by Yuling Pan

This book attempts to bring in the perspective of situational variation in analyzing linguistic politeness, and looks at politeness in the larger framework of social context. It outlines the way into the problem of politeness in Chinese culture and the steps taken in the application of politeness strategies in verbal interaction.

About the Author

YULING PAN is Managing Director of the Asian Sociocultural Research Projects in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University./e

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Publication date

9th May 2000


Yuling Pan

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Ablex Publishing Corporation an imprint of ABC-CLIO


172 pages


Semantics, discourse analysis, etc
Communication studies
Cultural studies
Social, group or collective psychology



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