Intended, implied and experienced politeness
A polite and appropriate appearance in your own cultural and linguistic environment is easy to control and assess. This intended politeness can quickly disappear, even with very successful linguistic proficiency. In an intercultural setting, different to your own, this can cause some destructive tension between the “intended” politeness and a “perceived” violation of the rules of conduct.
Goals and content
- Definition and parameters of politeness implicature
- Caught between intended and violated politeness: practical examples
- Politeness requirements in international English-speaking context
- Areas of conflict made measurable and tangible
- Linguistic and semantic support for a successful shift of politeness to an international setting