Taranee Cao

Graduate Student in East Asian Languages and Cultures
CESTA Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow (2022-23)
East Asian Languages and Culture
Project Title
Examining Linguistic Politeness: Evidence from Discourse

This project qualitatively examines real-life Japanese data and discusses how linguistic politeness is achieved and maintained through different phases of discourse not only by examining honorifics and style shift, but also discourse markers and lexicon choices. I argue that linguistic politeness should not be examined by solely investigating honorifics but should also take global context into consideration.