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Impolite Orders in Ancient Greek? The οὐκ ἐρεῖς; type
Denizot, Camille
2012In Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 13 (1), p. 110-128
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Keywords :
Ancient Greek; future; impoliteness; negative interrogative; orders
Abstract :
[en] In Ancient Greek, an impolite order can be uttered by means of a negative interrogative in the future tense (οκ ρες ‘Won’t you talk?’). The aim of this paper is to understand to what extent this type of utterance is impolite, and to explain how such a conventional and indirect order can frequently take on an impolite meaning. For this purpose, data are taken from classical drama (Aristophanes’ and Euripides’ plays). Drawing on criteria put forward by recent work on impoliteness, this study provides an accurate description of uses in discourse, in order to establish that this conventional order is never used with a polite intention, but regularly as an impolite order. Impoliteness can be explained by the locutionary form which gives an orientation to the interpretation of the utterance: an indirect and conventional expression cannot be polite if the locutionary meaning is opposed to it.
Disciplines :
Languages & linguistics
Author, co-author :
Denizot, Camille ;  Université Bordeaux 3 > Département de Lettres > Langue et littérature grecques
Language :
English
Title :
Impolite Orders in Ancient Greek? The οὐκ ἐρεῖς; type
Publication date :
2012
Journal title :
Journal of Historical Pragmatics
ISSN :
1566-5852
eISSN :
1569-9854
Publisher :
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Volume :
13
Issue :
1
Pages :
110-128
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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