Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politeness brings together the work of linguists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and second language experts in order to provide readers with a snapshot of the possibilities for studying im/politeness in the 21st century. The volume is organized along methodological lines in three parts each preceded by a brief introduction outlining the evolution and advantages and disadvantages of the relevant methodologies, while a specially commissioned epilogue places the volume in the field as a whole. Part I is dedicated to self-reporting studies, Part II covers observational studies, and Part III introduces experimental studies. A central goal of the present collection is to make a case for the relevance of all these types of data and of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to the ongoing theoretical debates in the field of im/politeness.
1. Introduction; 2. Introduction: Bridging theory and practice in im/politeness research (by Terkourafi, Marina); 3. Self-reporting Studies; 4. Introduction to Part I; 5. Social deixis in motion: The case of 'COMRADE' in Russian and Mandarin Chinese (by Luchkina, Tatiana); 6. The M-word: A Greek collocation between solidarity and insult (by Vergis, Nikos); 7. "There's not a lot of negotiation": Address terms in an academic department (by Burt, Susan Meredith); 8. Observational Studies; 9. Introduction to Part II; 10. Korean honorifics beyond politeness markers: Change of footing through shifting of speech style (by Yoon, Sang-Seok); 11. Goading as a social action: Non-impolite evaluations in targeted banter (by Mitchell, Nathaniel); 12. Shaming, group face, and identity construction in a Russian virtual community for women (by Perelmutter, Renee); 13. Experimental Studies; 14. Introduction to Part III; 15. Interactional competence and politeness: Native and non-native perceptions of collaborative talk in Spanish (by Baxter, Robert Patrick); 16. Using eye-tracking to examine the reading of texts containing taboo words (by Raizen, Adina); 17. Impoliteness electrified: ERPs reveal the real time processing of disrespectful reference in Mandarin utterance comprehension (by Jiang, Xiaoming); 18. Epilogue; 19. Epilogue: The "How" and the "What" of (Im)politeness (by Culpeper, Jonathan); 20. Index