Chapter 8. Politeness, Power, and Politics

  1. Muriel Saville-Troike

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758373.ch8

The Ethnography of Communication: An Introduction, Third Edition

The Ethnography of Communication: An Introduction, Third Edition

How to Cite

Saville-Troike, M. (2003) Politeness, Power, and Politics, in The Ethnography of Communication: An Introduction, Third Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758373.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631228417

Online ISBN: 9780470758373

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Keywords:

  • communicative enactment;
  • social hierarchy;
  • social distance;
  • language differences;
  • european colonization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Language and Politics

  • Language and Social Theories

  • Linguistic Signs of Power

  • Linguistic Performances of Power

  • Linguistic Resistance and Rebellion

  • Language Planning

  • Responsibilities and Limitations