The Application of Politeness Principle in the Analysis of Drama: Take Teahouse as an Example

Jie WANG, Feifei WEI


This paper analyzes the dialogues in the “Teahouse” which is written by Lao She under Leech’s politeness principle. An analysis of the pragmatic features of Teahouse can help people gain a deep insight into each character’s traits and experiences in the play as well as appreciate the special gist of the drama more deeply.


Politeness principle; Teahouse; Dialogue

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