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Mind Your Manners—Politeness Speech

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

Mind Your Manners—Politeness Speech

Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Investigate how we balance our need to be liked with our need not to be burdened in our interactions with others. Look into the conceptual framework of politeness theory. Study the range of strategies we use to express politeness, and the ways in which politeness serves to avoid conflict while accomplishing our purposes.


June 20, 2016
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