Language and Power Theories

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1. Which of these is a correct example of a face threatening act?

  • Taking notes in a lecture
  • Laughing as you are being told off
  • Listening to your teacher while they explain Goffman's theory
  • Nodding in agreement while having a conversation with your friends
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2. In what year did Brown and Levinson publish their theories of politeness?

  • 1987
  • 1980
  • 2001
  • 1974

3. What is the face in the Face Theory?

  • That women have a better face then men
  • The image that we present of ourselves to others
  • How the way we look affects the people we are speaking to
  • The way we look

4. What is a dominant ideology?

  • A goal or value set by society
  • A way in which everyone should live their lives

5. How many types of politeness are there?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 7




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