1. Being Politically Impolite: A Community of Practice (CofP) Analysis of Invective Songs of Western Nigerian Politicians

Moses Adebayo Aremu

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 103-116

Abstract
  Earlier linguistic studies of political discourse revealed that, not many works exist on pragmatic analysis of impoliteness in this genre. Apart from Mullany (2002), who employs relational and face works to analyses impoliteness in political discourse, Taiwo (2007), Adetunji (2009), and Ademilokun (2015), ...  Read More

2. Gendered Communication in Iranian University Classrooms: The Relationship between Politeness and Silence in Persian Culture

Saeedeh Shafiee Nahrkhalaji; Mahboubeh Khorasani; Morteza Rashidi Ashjerdi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 118-130

Abstract
  This study examined naturally-occurring university classroom interactions at Iranian universities and provided an analysis of silence patterns as politeness strategies used by male and female students. Since empirical studies of silence in classroom settings are scarce, this paper aimed to explain such ...  Read More