Contrastive Analysis of Politeness Principles in Intercultural Communication

Xiaoting LI


Politeness phenomenon is universal in language usage, which has been so long approached by people from the distinctive perspectives of cultures. With the advance of intercultural communication politeness can no longer be confined to the study of either the Chinese culture or the English culture, and the revaluation of politeness with the amendment of the principles for intercultural communication must be implemented for the sake of efficacious interaction.


Intercultural communication; Self-concept; Face

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