By Leo Hickey
Politeness as practised throughout 22 eu societies, firmly set inside serious debates built because the Eighties, is the following provided in methods with regards to concrete events during which language-users engage with each other to accomplish their ambitions. components coated contain different types of politeness, different types of handle, negotiation and ''small-talk'' in numerous contexts.
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E. the basic human drives of ‘come together’ versus noli me tangere and the ethical and moral principles and maxims of tact, agreement, cost–benefit etc. are clearly operative here too. However, the way these universals are interpreted and negotiated 22 Politeness in Western Europe at level 3, where cultural-behavioural norms of politeness are captured, and at level 4, where these specifics are crystallised in linguistic form, clearly varies and it is at these two levels that the hypothesised dimensions are likely to operate.
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