Anticipated versus inferred politeness

  title={Anticipated versus inferred politeness},
  author={Michael Haugh},
A number of researchers have recently argued that politeness is not always inferred in the form of an implicature as claimed by Brown and Levinson (1987), but rather can be anticipated by addressees when it involves expected behaviour. The distinction between anticipated and inferred politeness is thus an important area for further development of politeness theory. In this paper, the way in which the notion of 'expectations' is related to politeness is first considered, before outlining the… CONTINUE READING

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