Impoliteness Using Language to Cause Offence

ISBN-10: 0521689775
ISBN-13: 9780521689779
Edition: 2010
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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

JONATHAN CULPEPER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK. His research interests include stylistics, pragmatics, and (the history of) the English Language. His publications include History of English (Routledge, 1997), Exploring the Language of Drama (Routledge, 1998, co-edited with Mick Short and Peter Verdonk), Language and Characterisation in Plays and Other Texts (2001) and research collected volume Cognitive Stylistics: Language and Cognition in Text Analysis (2002). FRANCIS KATAMBA is Professor of Linguisticsnbsp;in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK.nbsp;His research interests are in the areas of English phonology and morphology, including morphological and phonological theory.nbsp;His publications include An Introduction to Phonology (1989), English Words (1994) and Contemporary Linguistics:nbsp;An Introduction , 3rd editions (with William O'Grady and Michaelnbsp;Dobrovolsky, 1997) nbsp; PAUL KERSWILL is Professor of Sociolinguistics in the Department ofnbsp;Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK.nbsp;His areas ofnbsp;research and interest include social dialectology, language variation and change, and English accents and dialects.nbsp;His publications include Dialects Converging: Rural Speech in Urban Norway (1994) and Dialectnbsp;Change: Convergence and Divergence in European Languages (2005). nbsp; RUTH WODAK is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK.nbsp;She has published widely in critical discourse studies, on issues of identity politics, of exclusion and inclusion and of social and political changes. TONY McENERY is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Lancaster, UK. His research interests in English corpus linguistics as well as corpus linguistics applied to languages other than English. He has wide experience of editing and authoring, and is currently editor of three book series, Advances in Corpus Linguistics (Routledge), Empirical Linguistics (EUP) and Routledge Frequency Dictionaries (Routledge).

List of figures and tables
Preface
Introducing impoliteness
Understanding impoliteness I: Face and social norms
Introduction: Impoliteness definitions
The notion of impoliteness
Face and offence
Social norms and offence
Cross-cultural variation and offence type
Conclusion
Understanding impoliteness II: Intentionality and emotions
Introduction
Intentionality and offence
Emotion and offence
Understanding impoliteness: An integrated socio-cognitive model
Conclusion
Impoliteness metadiscourse
Introduction
Metalanguage/metadiscourse and impoliteness
The corpus-methodology and impoliteness metalanguage/metadiscourse
The frequencies of impoliteness metalinguistic labels: Academia and general usage compared
Impoliteness metalinguistic labels and their semantic domains
Metalinguistic labels and their domains of usage: Corpus and report data findings
Mapping impoliteness metalinguistic labels in conceptual space
Impoliteness metapragmatic comments and the case of 'over-politeness'
Impoliteness metapragmatic rules
Conclusion
Conventionalised formulaic impoliteness and its intensification
Introduction
Face-attack strategies and context
Is (im)politeness inherent in language?
From conventionalised politeness to conventionalised impoliteness
Exacerbating the offensiveness of impoliteness formulae
Conclusion
Non-conventionalised impoliteness: Implicational impoliteness
Introduction
Implicational impoliteness: Form-driven
Implicational impoliteness: Convention-driven
Implicational impoliteness: Context-driven
Directness, context and gravity of offence
Conclusion
Impoliteness events: Co-texts and contexts
Introduction
The backdrop for impoliteness
Contextual priming: Face components, sensitivity and exposure
Co-textual priming: (Im)politeness thresholds and reciprocity
Recontextualising impoliteness: Genuine vs mock impoliteness
Contextual neutralisation of impoliteness
Conclusion
Impoliteness events: Functions
Introduction
Affective impoliteness
Coercive impoliteness
Entertaining impoliteness
Creativity and patterns of impoliteness
Institutional impoliteness
Conclusion
Conclusions
Notes
References
Index

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