Politeness, Language and Culture
Study of the Relativity of Politeness
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Politeness is a universal phenomenon in human society. Yet people’s views on politeness vary from culture to culture. And the influential works concerning politeness written by Brown & Levinson and by Leech are criticized for having a “Western bias”. It is argued that there is no universal theory of politeness applicable to all cultures. This paper makes an analysis of the relationship between politeness, language and culture, and based on the analysis, it probes into the relativity of politeness.
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TY - CONF AU - Bei Gao AU - Wei Zhou AU - Wen Liu PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/15 TI - Politeness, Language and Culture BT - Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 212 EP - 215 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.039 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.039 ID - Gao2021 ER -