15+politeness - Comm 101—4/6/2010 “Be a sweety and take...

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Unformatted text preview: Comm 101—4/6/2010 “Be a sweety and take out the trash” – Politeness Theory Origins of Politeness Theory o bias toward solidarity in interaction o Erving Goffman The sacred Self Facework Brown & Levinson s Politeness Theory o Face Threatening Acts FTAs o six ways of performing a request: Take out the trash Be a sweetie and take out the trash a Please take out the trash b Are you able to take out the trash? Gee the trash is overflowing X Take out the fu &*ing trash! On record request without politeness Request with positive politeness Request with negative politeness Indirect request negative politeness Off record request Aggravated direct request Comm 101—4/6/2010 B&L s Politeness strategies o positive face o negative face F TA example F TA Type F ace don t like the shoes criticism but love your dress A dvantage of Politeness Strategy compliment affirms face so mitigates threat to face o indirectness forms of indirectness advantage of indirectness o off record actions two meanings advantages of off record actions Factors that affect the degree of politeness o degree of threat o social relationship o urgency of FTA Comm 101—4/6/2010 ...
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