Professor Niendorf will first offer various definitions and views of politeness in Japan, Sweden, and the US as well as other English-speaking countries and discuss the reasons why these came to be viewed as they are today. Swedish learners’ attitudes toward the use of Japanese polite forms will be examined using data from surveys and error analyses. And various methods for overcoming cross-cultural miscommunication caused by differences in politeness strategies will be proposed, which may be applied to learners of other languages.
*This event is free and open to the public.
When: March 07, 2019. 3:30 - 4:30
Where: UAB Heritage Hall Building, Rm 104. 1401 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL.