IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(4): 256-259 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.4.183

The Research on Hedges in A Dream of Red Mansions from the Perspective of Politeness Principle

Yuqing Sun and Shuo Zhao
Abstract—The politeness principle, a rule to maintain the harmonious relationship between the speaker and the listener in conversations, is proposed by G. N. Leech. At the same time, hedges as language phenomenon are also applied to indirectly convey conversational implicatures, to avoid conflict and to achieve polite expressions. Through studies on the actual use of approximators in the masterpiece A Dream of Red Mansions, this paper investigates how hedges are applied as effective methods in showing the politeness principle.

Index Terms—G. N. Leech, hedges, politeness principle, approximator, Cao Xueqin, A Dream of Red Mansions.

The authors are with the Northwestern Polytechnical University, China (e-mail: 1355808765@qq.com).

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Cite:Yuqing Sun and Shuo Zhao, "The Research on Hedges in A Dream of Red Mansions from the Perspective of Politeness Principle," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 256-259, 2018.

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