Politeness Theory Flashcards Brown and Levinsons

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If you wash the dishes, I’ll vacuum the floor.
Positive Politeness.
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I’ll just come along, if you don’t mind.
Positive Politeness.
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That’s a nice haircut you got; where did you get it? Politeness
Positive Politeness.
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Heh, mate, can you lend me a dollar?
Positive Politeness.
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You look sad. Can I do anything?
Positive Politeness.
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Yes, it’s rather long; not short certainly.
Positive Politeness.
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We regret to inform you.
Negative Politeness
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Would you know where Oxford Street is?
Negative Politeness
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Perhaps, he might have taken it, maybe. Could you please pass the rice?
Negative Politeness
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You couldn’t find your way to lending me a thousand dollars, could you? So I suppose some help is out of the question, then?
Negative Politeness
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It’s not too much out of your way, just a couple of blocks.
Negative Politeness
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I’m sorry; it’s a lot to ask, but can you lend me a thousand dollars?
Negative Politeness
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Bald on-record
Bald on-record
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Watch out!
Bald on-record
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Hear me out:...
Bald on-record
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Come in.
Bald on-record
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Eat!
Bald on-record
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Don't forget to eat!
Bald on-record
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I can smell a fart, there's only two of us in this room...
Off-record(Indirect)
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I really feel like some chips
Off-record(Indirect)
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I wish someone would shut the door.
Off-record(Indirect)
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I need somebodies homework to copy from
Off-record(Indirect)
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I don't feel like washing up tonight
Off-record(Indirect)
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Positive Politeness.

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