Mock politeness and culture: Perceptions and practice in UK and Italian data - Charlotte Taylor's latest article
Charlotte Taylor has recently had an article published in the prestigious Intercultural Pragmatics journal.
Charlotte is very interested in mock politeness/impoliteness, and the development and deployment of corpus methods in pursuit of findings. These research strands come together in her latest publication, in which she considers the extent to which perceptions of cultural variation correspond to actual practice, examined through the lenses of Britain and Italy.
An interesting finding from the first stage of Charlotte's study is that, using British and Italian corpora, it appears that potential mock-polite behaviours such as being ironic are associated with British identity.
Charlotte's paper can be accessed here.