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Politeness in Britain: It's only a suggestion

Stewart, Miranda (2005) Politeness in Britain: It's only a suggestion. In: Politeness in Europe. Multilingual Matters, pp. 116-130. ISBN 1-85359-737-6

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Abstract

Study of language in Britain and how it is often geared towards negative politeness. Areas covered include types of politeness, forms of address, negotiation and 'small-talk' in various contexts.