The Linguistic Politeness Research Group was established in 1998 in order to bring together researchers who were working on the analysis of linguistic politeness and impoliteness. 

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.

Conference

This year's LPRG-sponsored international conference on politeness will take place 9-11 July 2014 at the University of Huddersfield. Full details.

Radio Appearance

Listen to Dr Karen Grainger (Sheffield Hallam University) discussing manners on the BBC World Service programme 'The Why Factor'.

LPRG meetings

Audio files

Sheffield Hallam University York St John University Lancaster University
Loughborough University University of Leeds University of Huddersfield