Politeness and Persuasion in Children's Control Acts* I. Framework 1.1. Focus

  title={Politeness and Persuasion in Children's Control Acts* I. Framework 1.1. Focus},
  author={S. Ervin-Tripp}
  • S. Ervin-Tripp
It is theoretically possible to separate the study of politeness into the analysis of social indices, social tactics, and persuasion. The finely graded polite forms even in non face-threatening contexts in Asian languages and the form distinctions in children's role and doll play testify to the conceptual separability of politeness as a social index from intentional dynamics. In turn, tactics directed at persuading the addressee to comply can be distinguished from social tactics which are… CONTINUE READING


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