Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres
This volume looks at politeness phenomena in a culture and country that is becoming the most influential in the world. It is the first book to survey politeness variations across different genres in Chinese and will fill a gap in both politeness research in general and in Chinese politeness research... Read more
Xinren Chen is Professor of English and Linguistics in the School of Foreign Studies at Nanjing University, P. R. China and is co-editor of East Asian Pragmatics. He has published papers in pragmatics and foreign language teaching in journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, Foreign Language Teaching and Research, Modern Foreign Languages and Contemporary Linguistics. The major monographs he authors or co-authors include Contemporary Pragmatics, English Grammar in Use, The Pragmatics of Overinformativeness in Conversation, A Critical Pragmatic Perspective on Public Discourse, Politeness Theories and Foreign Language Learning and Pragmatics and Foreign Language Teaching.
"A much welcome addition to the ongoing exploration of Chinese politeness, as well as politeness research in general. It also has significant implications to cross-cultural pragmatics, and intercultural communication." From the Foreword by Yuling Pan