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The Pragmatics of Politeness: Taking a Critical Stance in Academic Digital Discourse

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dc.title The Pragmatics of Politeness: Taking a Critical Stance in Academic Digital Discourse en
dc.contributor.author Miššíková, Gabriela
dc.relation.ispartof From Theory to Practice 2012: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.identifier.issn 1805-9899 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-276-3
dc.date.issued 2013
utb.relation.volume 4
dc.citation.spage 57
dc.citation.epage 72
dc.event.title 4th International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2012-09-05
dc.event.edate 2012-09-06
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/tp2012/FromTheoryToPractice2012.pdf
dc.subject academic digital discourse en
dc.subject interpersonal rhetoric en
dc.subject expressing and taking criticism en
dc.subject disagreement en
dc.subject online discussions en
dc.subject politeness strategy en
dc.description.abstract The paper explores the discourse strategies used in academic discourse in the informal setting of academic personal websites. A digital variation of academic discourse typically provides spontaneous responses using direct ways of expressing ideas. Unlike scholarly discussions at conferences, academic etiquette and diplomatic language are not always maintained, and personal attacks and emotive statements occur. Expressing criticism and disagreement, the participants may use politeness strategies to mitigate face-threatening responses. Mapping the variety of these strategies, I work with those parts of academic web pages that are devoted to vivid discussions of the subject matter. Usually, the web page introduces a research paper that invites responses from web page visitors. My aim is to classify politeness strategies used in the responses that show disagreement and animosity. The research draws from a corpus of articles and related responses randomly chosen from personal and institutional academic web pages. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1003558
utb.identifier.obdid 43870070
utb.identifier.wok 000325381100004
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-29T09:49:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-29T09:49:06Z
utb.identifier.utb-sysno 68812
utb.contributor.internalauthor Miššíková, Gabriela
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