March 26, 2010 by prkenn
“Brown and Levinson’s theory of face-threat avoidance has been a widely influential, though often criticized, model for polite behavior across cultures. In particular, it has often been criticized for being west-centric in its approach. This paper approaches politeness theory through Japanese, meal-time etiquette as an example of how Brown and Levinson and their detractors could be consolidated into a single theoretical framework.“
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