Linguistic Politeness looks at different ways of conceptualising politeness; from folk definitions and lay perceptions of what constitutes polite language and behaviour to politeness theories. It introduces you to pragmatic and discursive approaches to politeness, as well as having a strong practical component which will involve investigating how politeness can be best captured in everyday interaction and compared across groups. We will discuss different types of data and different methodologies and cover the full range of politeness phenomena, including impoliteness.
*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2018/19 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
Dr Eva Ogiermann
Module assessment - more information
4,000 word data analysis (80% of overall module mark)
Presentation with 1,000 word handout (20% of overall module mark)