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