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Expressions of Politeness and Gratitude: Towards a General Theory

 
Ibha Kumar (Author)
Synopsis The book acquaints the readers with the notions of Politeness and Gratitude. Some basic principles are set out which are seen to motivate the use of expressions of Politeness and Gratitude in various social situations in Hindi-Urdu speech community. A set of conditions in postulated which characterize these expressions. The theory in general, not only clarifies Politeness and Gratitude but it also distinguishes between the two by way of the set of conditions which characterize each of the two concepts. Theoretical study of the notions of Politeness and Gratitude. Empirical study of the verbalization of the expressions of Politeness and Gratitude in the urban, educated Hindi-Urdu speech community. Empirical evidence to support the arguments presented. Lucid and clear style. It will serve as a practical guide to researches in clarifying the notions of Politeness and Gratitude, understanding some of the basic principles which motivate polite expressions.
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About the author

Ibha Kumar

Ibha Kumar is currently an Assistant Professor, in the General Management Area, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar where she teaches various course in Business Communication. She has conducted several training programmes on Communication, Business Etiquette, Public Relations, etc., for a number of organizations and has published many articles in both national and international journals.

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Title Expressions of Politeness and Gratitude: Towards a General Theory
Author Ibha Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121510252
length 155p.