Politeness and socio-cultural constraints on intercultural competence
Holmes, J. (2011) Politeness and socio-cultural constraints on intercultural competence. In: Conference on Politeness and Society: Meeting of the Pragmatics Society of Japan, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, Oct 9, 2011 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
Politeness considerations direct attention to the omnipresent relevance of affective and relational meaning in workplace interaction. Our theoretical model (Holmes, Marra and Vine 2011) identifies the different layers of social, cultural and interactional constraints that are relevant in analysing such meaning. Verbal politeness must always be considered in sociocultural context and even in the specific discourse context in which the relevant discourse is located. Examining the sociolinguistic, socio-pragmatic and discursive behaviours of members of different cultural groups in New Zealand, this talk will provide evidence concerning how they negotiate affective meaning within the constraints of their interactional or communicative norms. The analysis provides explicit evidence of the relevance of distinctive cultural values in making politeness judgements in different workplace contexts.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Lecture)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Official Date:||9 October 2011|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Lecture|
|Title of Event:||Conference on Politeness and Society: Meeting of the Pragmatics Society of Japan|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan|
|Date(s) of Event:||Oct 9, 2011|
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