- Parents model politeness "say please" "say thank you" because it's really important for social interaction and politeness extends to the way conversations are maintained. If a child breaches Grice's Maxims of manner then a conversation may be cut short etc
- Grice's Maxims : Quantity Quality, Relevance and Manner. If one of these are breached then there's an implicture and there may be a break down in communication
- Positive face is where there's the desire for social approval and to be included "I know I wasn't invited but could I come along?"
- Negative face is where there's a need to be independent and make their own decisions "I'm coming tonight"