SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

Teaching and Learning (Im)politeness

Teaching and learning Politeness

Date: 8 July 2013Time: 12:00 PM

Finishes: 10 July 2013Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Conference

The next international (Im)Politeness conference, under the aegis of the Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG), is being held at SOAS, University of London, from 8 to 10 July 2013. Its theme is Teaching and Learning (Im)Politeness.

Information for Participants

Conference Theme

The staggering explosion of research on (im)politeness we have witnessed in recent decades has arguably paid relatively little attention (especially at the theoretical level) to one aspect which is crucial to the description of any cultural phenomenon. This is the transmission of and acculturation to (im)polite norms and associated linguistic systems (e.g. honorifics), or, in very broad terms, the ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ of (im)politeness.

Please see the link above to the "call for papers" for more information on the conference theme".

Organiser: Dr Barbara Pizziconi (Chair), Dr Jim O'Driscoll and Centres & Programmes Office

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