Politeness in Mexico and the United States [electronic resource] : a contrastive study of the realization and perception of refusals / J. C�esar F�elix-Brasdefer.Material type: TextSeries: Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 171.Publication details: Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., c2008Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 195 p.) : illISBN: 9789027291448 (electronic bk.); 9027291446 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Politeness (Linguistics) -- Mexico | Politeness (Linguistics) -- United States | Speech acts (Linguistics) | Interpersonal relations | Formules de politesse | Actes de parole | Relations humaines | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics | Beleefdheidsvorm | Etiquette | Engels | Spaans | Taalkunde | Verenigde Staten | MexicoGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Politeness in Mexico and the United States.DDC classification: 306.44 LOC classification: P299.H66 | F45 2008ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Politeness in Mexico and the United States; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; List of figures and tables; Figures; Tables; Transcription conventions; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The scope of politeness; 2. Speech acts in context; 3. Methodology and organization of the study; 4. Results; 5. Results; 6. Conclusions and discussion; References; appendix; Author index; Subject index; The Pragmatics & Beyond New Series;
This book explores the issue of politeness phenomena and socially appropriate behavior in two societies, Mexico and the United States, in three different contexts: refusing invitations, requests, and suggestions. In addition to a state-of-the-art review of the speech act of refusals in numerous languages, the book provides a rigorous analysis of data collection methods utilized to examine speech act behavior at the production and perception levels. Many examples of native speaker interactions illustrate the similarities and differences observed in the realization patterns and the perception of.