Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles

Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles

eBook - 2005
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Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles is the first collection to focus on socio-pragmatic issues in the Caribbean context, including the socio-cultural rules and principles underlying strategic language use. While the Caribbean has long been recognized as a rich and interesting site where cultural continuities meet with new "creolized" or innovative practices, questions of politeness practices, constructions of personhood, or the notion of face have so far been neglected in linguistic research on Caribbean Creoles. Drawing on linguistic politeness theory and Goffman's concept of face, eleve.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, Ă2005
ISBN: 9789027294166
902729416X
9789027248947
902724894X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 293 pages)
Additional Contributors: Migge, Bettina
Muehleisen, Susanne

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