New: Exploring (Im)politeness in Specialized and General Corpora


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Exploring (Im)politeness in Specialized and General Corpora:
Converging Methodologies and Analytic Procedures (Edited by Sukriye Ruhi and Yeşim Aksan)

Corpus linguistic methods provide new avenues for (im)politeness
scholarship to reflexively evaluate its understanding of communication
and language use on the theoretical contributions of corpus
linguistics to the linguistic sciences. In this sense, this volume is
a unique contribution to (im)politeness scholarship. It aims to
showcase studies in the field that employ specialized and general
corpora, with methodologies that range from the speech act to the
discourse-analytic and conversation analytic traditions.

A unifying theme of the chapters is that (im)politeness phenomena are
situated within the institutional and genre-specific expectations of
participants to an interaction. Each of the chapters identifies the
situatedness of (im)politeness from varying perspectives. The chapters
in the volume are sequenced from specialized to general corpora, and
simultaneously move from conversation and discourse-analytic
perspectives to contributions that address issues surrounding the
identification and extraction of (im)politeness in general corpora. In
collating the chapters of the volume, care was taken to turn a gaze to
languages that have been studied extensively in (im)politeness
scholarship (varieties of English—British English and Englishes in
Hong Kong—and Greek), and languages that are only gaining more
visibility in the field (Slovenian and Turkish).



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