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.
Listen to Dr Karen Grainger (Sheffield Hallam University) discussing manners on the BBC World Service programme 'The Why Factor'.
*September 2015 meeting now available*
Discussion of Carmen Maiz-Arevalo (2015) Jocular mockery in CMC