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Politeness

Politeness

Politeness is social deixis that expresses a low degree of solidarity between the speaker and the addressee.

(German, French)

Some uses of the second person pronouns Sie in German and vous in French signal politeness.

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Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972

Hartmann, R.R.K., and F.C. Stork. 1972.Dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Applied Science.

Page/s: 253
Source: Brown, R. and Gilman 1960

Brown, Roger, and Albert Gilman. 1960. "The pronouns of power and solidarity." In Sebeok 1960

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