Politeness Theory

Politeness Theory The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives multiple definitions for the term polite. One definition is: “marked by an appearance of consideration, tact, deference, or courtesy.” Although politeness is not a direct synonym for diplomacy and...

Communication with Diplomacy

Communication with Diplomacy and Tact Defined generally as communicating in ways that instill good feelings in others and avoid creating bad feelings, communicating with diplomacy and tact requires specific linguistic and nonlinguistic considerations.  This course...