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Requests and Culture : Politeness in British English and Japanese - Saeko Fukushima

Requests and Culture

Politeness in British English and Japanese

Paperback Published: 1st April 2003
ISBN: 9783039100453
Number Of Pages: 315

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This book presents a cross-cultural comparison between British and Japanese cultures focusing on requests and responses. The study is based on data elicited from a questionnaire which lists the choices of strategies for making requests and responding to off-record requests, taking into account the variables power, social distance and imposition. The author's findings suggest important refinements to Brown and Levinson's politeness categorisation and question the validity of cultural stereotypes. Drawing on the distinction between individualist and collectivist cultures, this study also accounts for differences between the politeness strategies in British English and Japanese.

Contents: Introduction - Politeness Theories - Requests and Responses to Requests - Cultural Dimensions of the Study - Research Design and Methodology - Results - Discussion - Conclusion.

ISBN: 9783039100453
ISBN-10: 3039100459
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 1st April 2003
Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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