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East Asian Pragmatics
Evaluation is an important aspect of (im)politeness and this paper explores it from an interdisciplinary perspective. It starts by considering the debate over the East-West debate in politeness theory and argues that both emic and etic approaches to research can contribute usefully to the deliberations. It then maintains that if we are to understand the impact of culture on people's (im)politeness evaluations, we need to unpack the concept more thoroughly. It proposes that useful insights candoi:10.1558/eap.v1i1.29084 fatcat:q5x3ytcfvbhizcjpnr4pu2klly