|aImpoliteness :|busing language to cause offence /|cby Jonathan Culpeper.
|aCambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|c2011.
|axiv, 292 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aStudies in interactional sociolinguistics ;|vv. 28
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 263-287) and index.
|aIntroducing impoliteness -- 1. Understanding impoliteness I: face and social norms -- Introduction: impoliteness definitions -- The notion of impoliteness -- Face and offence -- Social norms and offence -- Cross-cultural variation and offence type --
|a2.Understanding impoliteness II: intentionality and emotions -- Intentionality and offence -- Emotion and offence -- Understanding impoliteness: an integrated socio-cognitive model --
|a3.Impoliteness metadiscourse -- Metalanguage / metadiscourse and impoliteness -- The corpus-methodology and impoliteness metalanguage / metadiscourse -- The frequencies of impoliteness metalinguistic labels: academia and general usage compared -- Impoliteness metalinguistic labels and their semantic domains -- Metalinguistic labels and their domain of usage: corpus and report data findings -- Mapping impoliteness metapragmatic comments and the case of 'over-politeness' -- Impoliteness metapragmatic rules --
|a4.Conventionalised formulaic impoliteness and its intensification -- Face-attack strategies and context -- Is (im)politeness inherent in language? -- From conventionalised politeness to conventionalised impoliteness -- Exacerbating the offensiveness of impoliteness formulae --
|a6.Impoliteness events: co-texts and contexts -- The backdrop for impoliteness -- Contextual priming: face components, sensitivity and exposure -- Co-textual priming: (im)politeness thresholds and reciprocity -- Recontextualising impoliteness: genuine vs mock impoliteness -- Contextual neutralisation of impoliteness --
|a"When is language considered 'impolite'? Is impolite language only used for anti-social purposes? Can impolite language be creative? What is the difference between 'impoliteness' and 'rudeness'? Grounded in naturally-occurring language data and drawing on findings from linguistic pragmatics and social psychology, Jonathan Culpeper provides a fascinating account of how impolite behaviour works. He examines not only its forms and functions but also people's understandings of it in both public and private contexts. He reveals, for example, the emotional consequences of impoliteness, how it shapes and is shaped by contexts, and how it is sometimes institutionalised. This book offers penetrating insights into a hitherto neglected and poorly understood phenomenon. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics and social psychology in particular"--|c Provided by publisher.