Culpeper, Jonathan and Boufield, D. and Wichmann, A. (2003) Impoliteness revisited: with special reference to dynamic and prosodic aspects. Journal of Pragmatics, 35 (10-11). pp. 1545-1579. ISSN 0378-2166Full text not available from this repository.
This paper focuses on impoliteness, the use of communicative strategies designed to attack face, and thereby cause social conflict and disharmony. Using television documentary recordings of disputes between traffic wardens and car owners as our data, we revisit the impoliteness framework mapped out in Culpeper [J. Prag. 25 (1996) 349]. Having justified why an impoliteness framework is needed, we explore the notion of impoliteness and consider whether the impoliteness strategies identified in Culpeper can be found in another discourse type. We argue that for impoliteness to be fully appreciated we need to move beyond the single strategy (lexically and grammatically defined) and examine both how impoliteness pans out in extended discourse and the role of prosody in conveying impoliteness. Our paper has important implications for politeness theory and discourse studies in general, and the role of prosody in discourse in particular.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Pragmatics|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited By:||Dr Jonathan Culpeper|
|Deposited On:||29 Jan 2008 15:27|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2016 01:03|
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