Tag Archives: politeness

Jane Austen: a very polite correspondent

Merel Kohsiek’s second blog post is on a comparison between the language of Charlotte Brontë and that of Jane Austen: For my analysis of the language of grief in Charlotte Brontë’s letters (see also my previous blog post), I did a … Continue reading

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Politeness strategies in valedictions

Epistolary fomulas were clearly a popular topic during last semester’s course on Late Modern English letters. Here is what Klazien Tilstra wrote about themin her second blogpost: This is not the first blog post on opening and closing formulae in Late Modern … Continue reading

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Gender differences in politeness

In her second blogpost, Jiayan Xu reports on her findings from the essay she wrote to round off the course The Sociolinguistics of Late Modern English Letters: My term paper was about discovering gender differences in terms of politeness theory, taking the … Continue reading

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