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Politeness as a feature: so important and so rare.

Corbett, GG (2009) Politeness as a feature: so important and so rare. In: 31st Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Sprachwissenschaft, 2009-03-06 - ?, Osnabruck.

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Politeness has a major place in many languages, and is remarkably pervasive in some. Yet we rarely find respect as a morphosyntactic feature, alongside gender, person, number and case. I document this imbalance, and then ask why this is what we find. This paper was later published as a section of the book Features (2012). 338 pages. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107661080. Also in Linguistik 2012, 51 (1). Available online at:

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Corbett, GG
Date : 2009
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