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ERIC Number: EJ619928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0737-4143
Politeness and Indirection in Navajo Directives.
Field, Margaret
Southwest Journal of Linguistics, v17 n2 p23-33 1998
Discusses the politeness strategies for the speech act of directive-giving in Athabaskan culture with particular examples from Navajo. Suggests that as a culture that highly values negative politeness, Navajo employs strategies for indirection that are to some degree reflected in the grammar of Navajo directives, but that also exploit participation structure. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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