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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2021. № 6. P. 1813-1817.
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Interpreting Phenomenon of Politeness in British Linguist Geoffrey Leech’s Works

Batalov Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Submitted: 12.05.2021
Abstract. The purpose of the study is to identify the basic and additional aspects of the concept of politeness developed by Geoffrey Leech. Novelty of the study lies in conducting a comprehensive analysis of the British linguist’s views on the phenomenon of politeness. The obtained results have shown that the basic aspects of the considered concept include the principle of politeness, the notion of "speech events" and the notion of "communicative altruism", while additional aspects include the idea of relationship between the principle of politeness and the principle of cooperation, the principle of irony, textual and interpersonal rhetoric, absolute and relative politeness and the maxims of speech communication.
Key words and phrases: Джеффри Лич, вежливость, коммуникативный альтруизм, речевые события, принцип вежливости, Geoffrey Leech, politeness, communicative altruism, speech events, principle of politeness
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