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ERIC Number: EJ554029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Power Pragmatics in Asian Languages.
Sew, Jyh Wee
Language Sciences, v19 n4 p357-67 Oct 1997
Examines the indirect strategies applied in the relationship between power and language, with particular reference to Eastern (Asian) verbal context. Argues that indirectness is both a form of politeness where a speaker avoids expressing himself explicitly and a style of formulating speech acts, which has an inherent pragmatic role. (32 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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