Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles

Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles

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Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles is the first collection to focus on socio-pragmatic issues in the Caribbean context, including the socio-cultural rules and principles underlying strategic language use. While the Caribbean has long been recognized as a rich and interesting site where cultural continuities meet with new qcreolizedq or innovative practices, questions of politeness practices, constructions of personhood, or the notion of face have so far been neglected in linguistic research on Caribbean Creoles. Drawing on linguistic politeness theory and Goffman's concept of face, eleven mostly fieldwork-based innovative contributions critically examine a range of topics, such as ritual insults, strategic use of qbad languageq, kiss-teeth, the performance of homophobic threats, greetings, address forms, advice-giving, socialization and discourse, parent-child discourse, register choice and communicative repertoire in the Caribbean context.Alex. Louise. Tessonneau. Universite de Paris VIII Greetings are part of polite behaviour, are the prelude to interactive ... Guadeloupian community which we offer here, illustrates not only the cultural particularity of codes of polite behaviour , anbsp;...

Title:Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles
Author: Susanne Muehleisen, Bettina Migge
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2005-01-01

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