Politeness in Nineteenth-Century Europe Hardback
Edited by Annick (Universita della Svizzera italiana) Paternoster, Susan (University of Sheffield) Fitzmaurice
Part of the Pragmatics & Beyond New Series series
This volume explores a pivotal period in European history, the 'long' nineteenth century.
Politeness scholars have suggested that the nineteenth century heralds a significant transition in the meanings and realisations of politeness, between the Ancien Regime and the contemporary period, with the rise of the middle classes as economic, political, social and cultural actors. The central innovation of this volume consists in its use of a wide range of politeness metasources - grammar books, schoolbooks, conduct books, etiquette books, and letter-writing manuals - to access social norms.
This interdisciplinary approach, which draws on historical linguistics, argumentation theory, appraisal theory and literary stylistics, is applied to a wide range of languages: English, including Scottish and business English, Italian, Spanish, West and South Slavic languages. As a highly coherent collection of innovative research papers, the volume will be welcomed by researchers of (im)politeness, pragmatics and sociolinguistics, both from a historical and contemporary perspective.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 10/01/2019
- Category: Sociolinguistics
- ISBN: 9789027201997