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ERIC Number: EJ146655
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Publication Date: 1976
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The Structure and Use of Politeness Formulas
Ferguson, Charles A.
Language in Society, 5, 2, 137-151, Aug 76
The use of interpersonal verbal routines such as greetings and thanks is examined as a universal phenomenon of human languages. Examples from Syrian Arabic, American English and other languages are used to show differing patterns of structure and use, susceptible of grammatical and sociolinguistic analysis. (Author/RM)
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