Intercultural (Im)politeness

Michael Haugh, Dániel Z. Kádár

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This chapter explores (Im)politeness in intercultural settings. The study of intercultural (Im)politeness lies at the intersection of two complex, fundamentally interdisciplinary fields, namely, sociopragmatics and intercultural communication. This chapter offers an overview of the key concepts relevant to the study of intercultural (Im)politeness in an effort to open up a relatively understudied area within (Im)politeness research to more extended research. A particular focus in the chapter is on teasing out the way in which (Im)politeness in intercultural settings invariably involves a complex intersection of multiple perspectives, and the implications of this complexity for the analyst. This is illustrated through case studies that focus on how intercultural (Im)politeness can be analysed in both micro, interactional and macro, intergroup settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness
EditorsJonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh, Dániel Z. Kádár
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781137375087
ISBN (Print)9781137375070
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2017


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