The aim of this research blog is to encourage sharing among researchers on the topic of linguistic politeness and pragmatics. This platform has been made accessible to public since 31 July 2013.
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Professor Şükriye Ruhi has passed away. (Apologies, this news comes a little late). She will be remembered for her great contributions to Politeness Research. See:
*For comprehensive lists of Linguistics conferences for 2015 and 2016, please click on “Conferences” on the right-hand side of this site.
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This might be a useful list to refer to when you are wondering where to submit your article to for publication:
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Here are two articles relating to the Vietnamese language: One is on the difficulties encountered by learners of Vietnamese written by Jessica Bauman, MS, Allison Blodgett, PhD, C. Anton Rytting, PhD, Jessica Shamoo, BA (2009); the other, by James Kirby (2011) on Northern Vietnamese phonology.
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I am posting two publications relating to the origins of and the Sino-Viet borrowings in the Vietnamese language, written by Dr. Mark Alves (Professor, Montgomery College).
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This work, mazzarella-2015_finaldraft.pdf, may be of interest to those working on Politeness in their research. The paper illustrates that face-threats may not be directly perceived.
The paper argues that “the experimental evidence provided so far is compatible with two alternative explanations of the empirical data: (i) face-threatening contexts block the derivation of scalar inferences, or (ii) in face-threatening contexts, the scalar inference is in fact derived
as part of the intended interpretation but is less likely to be accepted (as true)”.
Furthermore, “in line with (ii), Relevance Theory predicts that in face threatening contexts the scalar inference Not all X-ed may be derived as part of the interpretation of the utterance but consideration of the communicator’s ‘preferences’ (e.g. her concern to be polite/kind) may lead the hearer to judge the scalar inference to be probably false and so to reject it.”