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    The Grand Debate: Where Next for Politeness Research?

    Bousfield, Derek ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9120-9250 (2006) The Grand Debate: Where Next for Politeness Research? Cultura, Lenguaje y Representación, 3 (3). pp. 9-15. ISSN 1697-7750

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    Bousfield suggests the need to focus on the negative term in the binaryopposition im/politeness, that is impoliteness, though acknowledging that it has adistinctive nature which requires that it be approached in its own terms. In this light,the study of positive / negative face in relation to im/politeness must be reorientedto give appropriate weight to contextual factors such as the psychology of im/politeness, the generation of contextualised implicatures and the context of discursiveproduction.

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