Transnational variation in linguistic politeness in Vietnamese : Australia and Vietnam

Le, Phuc Thien (2011) Transnational variation in linguistic politeness in Vietnamese : Australia and Vietnam. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Over the past three decades, the Vietnamese language has undergone substantial changes, both in Vietnam, and in diasporic contexts such as Australia. Yet the nature of the variation resulting from those changes at the sociopragmatic level in expressing politeness is little researched. The question of whether there are differences in the politeness expressed by Vietnamese speakers living in Vietnam and Australia is the focus of this research.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17945
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Current > FOR Classification > 2003 Language Studies
Current > FOR Classification > 2004 Linguistics
Keywords linguistic politeness, linguistics, polite speech, polite form, formal, Vietnamese language, sociopragmatic, sociolinguistic, sociopolitical, pragmatic, intercultural contact, social change, political change, vernacular, Vietnam, Australia
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