Marina Djhonova – Degrees of Politeness in Formal Communication

Abstract: The article represents different tools in spoken Bulgarian language to express politeness, as well as the pragmatic and sociolinguistic factors that determine the degree of politeness the speaker chooses. The article focuses on the scale of indirectness expressed by questions in spoken media communication.

Keywords: politeness, indirect speech acts, media speech, pragmatics

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 14, October 2012,, ISSN 1314-4464

Read the original of the article (in Bulgarian)