Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)

Politeness, Language and Culture

Study of the Relativity of Politeness

Authors
Bei Gao, Wei Zhou, Wen Liu
Corresponding Author
Wei Zhou
Available Online 15 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.039How to use a DOI?
Keywords
politeness, culture, language, relativity of politeness
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
15 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-352-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.039How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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