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By Denis Jamet, Manuel Jobert

ISBN-10: 1443849057

ISBN-13: 9781443849050

Facets of Linguistic Impoliteness goals to collect quite a lot of theoretical and methodological ways exploring the idea of impoliteness and the use of impoliteness phenomena in language and discourse according to se, rather than easily contemplating impoliteness as politeness that has long past mistaken. Impoliteness attracts regularly on linguistics, but additionally its sub-disciplines, in addition to comparable disciplines comparable to psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and verbal exchange. quite a few researchers were chosen to give a contribution to facets of Linguistic Impoliteness, and the range of sub-disciplinary ways is mirrored within the multi-dimensional supplier of the 5 sections of the e-book. The e-book is split into 5 thematic components, with sixteen chapters in all, as follows. the 1st half goals to check the hyperlinks among impoliteness and rudeness, via offering a basic framework to those notions. the second one half bargains with occurrences of impoliteness in tv sequence and drama, while the 3rd half more often than not makes a speciality of the discursive creations of impoliteness present in literary works. The fourth half concentrates on impoliteness and the philosophy of language, and the 5th and ultimate half deals a few case-studies of impoliteness in smooth communique.

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In both cases the attack is most violent:24 in the first one, a dismissal is followed by an insult; in the second one, cruel prophesying (addressing someone whose lifelong ambition was to become president), is followed by a justification which takes the form of a drastic disqualification. calling him a “dog”. ”). For an analysis of this sequence, see Constantin de Chanay and Kerbrat-Orecchioni 2007: 323-326). 24 As for their character being deliberate or otherwise, these examples show that it is not always easy to answer this question with any certainty (especially the first one: one cannot exclude the hypothesis of an uncontrolled outburst of temper).

A polite utterance, but not politic. In the case of a deliberately ironic or sarcastic intention, overpoliteness can turn into impoliteness. (2) Non-politeness: “normal” absence of any marker of politeness. Example: “A packet of Gauloises filter cigarettes,” at a very busy tobacconist’s. An utterance which is neither polite nor impolite, but which is politic. (3) Impoliteness: “abnormal” absence of a marker of politeness (a greeting for example) in the case of negative impoliteness; presence of a 8 For similar propositions, see Locher & Watts 2005, Terkourafi 2008 or Culpeper 2008.

These conditions are satisfied in “polirudeness”, defined in this way: in an apparently polite utterance, a FTA is indirectly conveyed which is going to prove more relevant in context than the polite meaning. 15 However, only the first case is present in our debates, due to their basically confrontational character. I am going to show some examples of polirudeness, a strategy in which Nicolas Sarkozy has shown himself to be excellent. He resorts to it at the very beginning of the debate with Le Pen in order to unsettle his opponent, and several times in the debate with Ségolène Royal.

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