How to Navigate Face-Threatening Acts
Lecture no. 4 from the course: How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
Taught by Professor Anne Curzan | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
Situations that threaten another’s “face” or dignity are particularly complicated. Explore methods for managing this difficult social territory, including guidance on enhancing positive face, respecting personal space, offering a successful apology, and navigating the politics of giving a compliment. Consider how cultural differences of politeness affect expectations in this area.