English politeness and class

Politeness plays a vital role in maintaining class differences. In this highly original account, Sara Mills analyses the interrelationship between class and linguistic interaction, uncovering the linguistic ideologies behind politeness in British English. She sheds light on the way politeness and ru...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mills, Sara
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Traditional approaches to Language, Culture and Politeness; 3. Traditional approaches to British English politeness; 4. Politeness and Class; 5. Materialist Discursive approach to politeness, culture and norms; 6. Conclusions