We felt that there had been a significant change in the way that politeness was analysed and that these theoretical changes made politeness a subject which was of wider interest to linguists as a whole, and had implications for research in many areas of linguistics.
Working in a post-Brown and Levinson model of politeness, we are all attempting to develop new ways of theorising and analysing politeness and impoliteness.
Call for Papers
10th Year Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Politeness Research. Submission deadline for abstracts: 01 August 2014. Full details.
9th International Conference on Im/Politeness
The third Postgraduate Politeness conference will be held around Easter 2015 and will be hosted by the University of York St John, and organised by Andrew Merrison.
Listen to Dr Karen Grainger (Sheffield Hallam University) discussing manners on the BBC World Service programme 'The Why Factor'.