Preface1. Pragmatics and Speech Acts: An Overview2. Politeness as a Social Phenomenon3. A Pragmatic Hierarchy of Politeness in Directives4. Deixis and the Pragmatic Hierarchy of Politeness5. The Acquisition of Strategies for Politeness6. Further Explorations in the Study of Directive Speech ActsAppendix: Test for Speech Act ComprehensionNotesReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index
Dale April Koike is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin.