Title (Im)Politeness and interactions in Dialogic Literary Gatherings
Authors Llopis A., Villarejo B., Soler M., ÁLVAREZ CIFUENTES, PILAR, ÁLVAREZ CIFUENTES, PILAR
External publication No
Means J. Pragmat.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 0.91800
SJR Impact 1.01800
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84956689243&doi=10.1016%2fj.pragma.2016.01.004&partnerID=40&md5=c0bdb4160af217ac7d7c2b286fc8869b
Publication date 01/01/2016
ISI 000372768200001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84956689243
DOI 10.1016/j.pragma.2016.01.004
Abstract This article examines the interactions that occur in Dialogic Literary Gatherings (DLG), a cultural activity in which low literate adults read and debate classic literature. To respect the principle of egalitarian dialogue, participants agree on how to communicate and reflect on their communicative patterns. We analyse the actual interactional behaviour of participants and the pragmatic traits that evidence how this principle is implemented by identifying dialogic and power interactions in connection to (Im)politeness. This study shows the influence of the situated genre (DLG) over status in the prevalence of politeness and how the participants use polite mitigation strategies that favour dialogue in the conversation, regardless of the participants' position. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
Keywords Dialogic Literary Gatherings; Interactions; Politeness
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