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They further claim that the underlying rational, motivational, and functional foundations of politeness are assumed to be, to some extent, universal, and are assumed to influence, and be reflected by, speech in many different languages and cultures (Janney and Arndt, 1993: 14). In Brown and Levinson, as in Leech, scales are involved in assessing the degree of politeness required. A speaker must determine the seriousness of a face-threatening act in terms of three independent and culturallysensitive variables: (1) social distance; (2) power; and (3) absolute ranking of imposition, which I will review in the next section.

The relative power (P) of S and H (an asymmetric relation); 3. the absolute ranking (R) of imposition in the particular culture. : 76) present a formula to calculate the weightiness of an FTA, using the above three variables: Wx = D(S,H) + P(H,S) + Rx where Wx is the numerical value that measures the weightiness of the FTAx, D(S, H) is the value that measures the social distance between S and H, P(H,S) is a measure of the power that H has over S, and Rx is a value that measures the degree to which the FTAx is rated an imposition in that culture.

152) claims that it is not significant pragmatically, if the use of a particular form is obligatory in a particular situation. She points out that deference has little to do with pragmatics, because: the speaker has no choice as to whether to use the deferent form or not – usage is dictated by sociolinguistic norms. , Matsumoto (1989: 209) demonstrates that it is impossible in Japanese to avoid marking the relationship between speaker and hearer, giving examples of the choice of different form of copula according to the status of the addressee.

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