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2. Guest Introductions and Responses at Chinese Dinner Tables


 
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1. Title Title of document 2. Guest Introductions and Responses at Chinese Dinner Tables - Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Xueyu Wang
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Lingustics; Pragmatics
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Politeness; Chinese dinner table talk; Approbation Maxim; Modesty Maxim
 
5. Subject Subject classification Chinese linguistics
 
6. Description Abstract Xueyu Wang explores, within the framework of Leech’s (2014) GSP, how speakers “do” politeness in guest introducing and responding acts at Chinese dinner table. The results show that Chinese dinner table talk is a very complex social interaction involving different participant roles. In most guest introducing and responding acts, both Approbation Maxim and Modesty Maxim are used and realised linguistically with the use of typical address terms, adjectives, verbs, and nouns carrying positive semantic load and some syntactic structures like rhetorical questions and exclamatory sentences. In addition, in both guest introductions and responses at dinner tables, powers, social status, and interpersonal relations among participants are found to influence the use of politeness strategies and language choice.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 27-Oct-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/26660
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.26660
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres
 
16. Language English=en En
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd