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ERIC Number: ED421874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 11
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Zionism and the Fate of "Politeness" in Modern Israeli Hebrew.
Glick, Douglas J.
This study investigated the relationship between ideology and speech patterns in Modern Israeli Hebrew. Eighty native speakers of university age were provided with descriptions of events in which some desired object or information was the goal, then asked what they would say to attain the goal and to construct examples of stylized uses of speech for each of the events. After each response, they were also asked to describe the way in which they had spoken and explain their descriptions. Results indicate significant differences in the ways in which polite speech was performed, evaluated, and explained. Two explanations for the differences are offered: (1) speaker's ethnic background and gender; and (2) ideological forces working against certain Western forms of politeness. Analysis focuses on the roots of these ideologies in early Zionism and on their fading influence in Israel's current political context. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Israel