Drawing on a wide range of empirical data, the volume presents a thorough discussion of impoliteness and power in language. It addresses the enormous imbalance that exists between academic interest in politeness phenomena when compared to impoliteness phenomena, and it offers inspiration for research on impoliteness, conflict and aggression in many different academic fields of enquiry, both within linguistics and beyond.
"What is noteworthy in this volume is that the authors build on, modify, expand on, and even challenge one another's position, using ample cross-referencing, participating in this way in a 'discursive struggle' at a different level. The editiors must be credited for an impressive volume that takes on board all current concerns of impoliteness researchers working within more socially oriented theoretical frameworks."Maria Sifianou in: Language in Society 39/2010 "Overall, this volume is a very valuable contribution to a novel and developing field of research. There are a number of important inputs that advance understanding of the interaction between relational activity and power from a range of institutionalized and hierarchical settings that could potentially be tweaked and cross-applied to further situations. As an introduction to the field of impoliteness and as a basis for further exploration in this area, the volume is without comparison - literally!"Kerry Linfoot in: Linguist List 20.2344
Series: Language, Power and Social Process [Lpsp]
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 15th July 2008
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.68