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Unformatted text preview: ic‐crea>ve con>nuum Formulaic (verbal formula)‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐Crea>ve Gree>ngs might simply be interac>ons that tend to fall toward the formulaic side, but we cannot, in principle, assumes that they have no informa>on value. 5. Implicit establishment of a spatiotemporal unit of interaction 6. Identi>ication of the interlocutor as a distinct being worth recognizing • The very use of gree>ngs iden>ﬁes a group of people as members of the class of individuals with whom you communicate in public or public arenas. (e.g., Aper having a big ﬁght with your friend, you met a friend in front of Powell. Would you greet him/her?) Communication of Respect in Interethnic Service Encounters By Benjamin Bailey (1997) Involvement vs. Restraint Politeness • Involvement / “posi>ve” politeness: respect demonstrated by showing interest and aﬃnity, to earn a posi>ve assessment compliments, friendly jokes, agreement, demonstra>on of personal interest, oﬀers, and the use of in‐group iden>ty markers. • Restraint / “nega>ve” politeness: respect demonstrated by avoiding excessive interac>on, to avoid insults and mistakes (i.e. nega>ve outcomes) making requests indirect, being apologe>c, simply not demanding the other’s a6en>on to begin with, not asking jokes, not inducing personal topics of conversa>on • Korean Convenience Store (excerpted from falling down) h6p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2YRMixW9u8 (0‐2min) p.119 • In this video clip, how is the convenience owner portrayed? • Discuss the relevance of restraint politeness to the interac>on between the storeowner and the protagonist shown in the video clip. • Discuss whether the restraint politeness norm of Korean community may contribute to establishing the nega>ve stereotype of immigrant Korean retailers or not. Speech Community * Speech Community (Gumpe...
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- Spring '08