Identity, face and (im)politeness

Spencer-Oatey, Helen
Ruhi, Sukriye


Learning intelligent behavior in a non-stationary and partially observable environment
Senkul, S; Polat, Faruk (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2002-10-01)
Individual learning in an environment where more than one agent exist is a challenging task. In this paper, a single learning agent situated in an environment where multiple agents exist is modeled based on reinforcement learning. The environment is non-stationary and partially accessible from an agents' point of view. Therefore, learning activities of an agent is influenced by actions of other cooperative or competitive agents in the environment. A prey-hunter capture game that has the above characteristic...
Interactive visual user interfaces: A survey
Murtagh, F; Taşkaya Temizel, Tuğba; Contreras, P; Mothe, J; Englmeier, K (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2003-06-01)
Following a short survey of input data types on which to construct interactive visual user interfaces, we report on a new and recent implementation taking concept hierarchies as input data. The visual user interfaces express domain ontologies which are based on these concept hierarchies. We detail a web-based implementation, and show examples of usage. An appendix surveys related systems, many of them commercial.
Conceptualizing face and relational work in (im)politeness: Revelations from politeness lexemes and idioms in Turkish
Ruhi, Şükriye; Işık Güler, Hale (Elsevier BV, 2007-04-01)
This article addresses two issues: the conceptualization of face and related aspects of self in Turkish, and the implications of the conceptualization of face and the self in interaction in Turkish for understanding relational work at the emic and the etic levels. The paper analyses two root lexemes and idioms derived from the lexemes in Turkish, which are posited as being crucial to understanding (im)politeness and relational work in Turkish culture, and discusses the implications of the analysis for conce...
Voices, Identities, Negotiations, and Conflicts: Writing Academic English Across Cultures
Yigitoglu, Nur (Elsevier BV, 2013-07-01)
Intentionality, communicative intentions and the implication of politeness
Ruhi, Suekriye (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2008-01-01)
Working within the relevance-theoretic paradigm (Sperber & Wilson 1995 [1986]), complemented with the cognitive linguistic approach (Johnson 1987; Lakoff & Johnson 1980), the paper proposes that politeness is an optional metarepresentation of an "interpersonal attitude" (Haugh 2007: 91) that concerns the domain of intentionality. The paper first addresses the issue of "noticed" vs. "unnoticed" politeness with respect to utterance processing and argues that "unnoticed" (conventional) politeness can exist in ...
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H. Spencer-Oatey and S. Ruhi, “Identity, face and (im)politeness,” JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, pp. 635–638, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: