Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHaugh, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.editorChris Christieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:25:09Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:25:09Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-30T09:13:36Z
dc.identifier.issn1613-4877en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/JPLR.2010.002en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34302
dc.description.abstractThe analysis in this paper centres on an email exchange between a lecturer and a student at the University of Auckland which resulted in the dismissal of that lecturer. This dismissal gave rise to significant controversy, both off- and online, as to whether the email itself was simply "intemperate" and "angry", or more seriously "offensive" and "racist". Through a close analysis of the interpretations of the emails by the lecturer and student, as well as online evaluations made on blogs and discussion boards, it becomes apparent that the inherent discursivity of evaluations of impoliteness arises not only from different perceptions of norms, but also from the ways in which commentators position themselves vis-୶is these evaluations. It also emerges that the relative level of discursive dispute is mediated by the technological and situational characteristics of the CMC medium in which these evaluations occurred. It is concluded that research into various forums of online interaction provides a unique window into the inherent variability and argumentativity of perceptions of offensive behaviour, as a public record of discursive disputes surrounding particular alleged violations of norms of appropriateness can be (re)scrutinized in such forums.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent165135 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Moutonen_US
dc.publisher.placeBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto31en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Politeness Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDiscourse and Pragmaticsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200403en_US
dc.titleWhen is an email really offensive? Argumentativity and variability in evaluations of impolitenessen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Walter de Gruyter & Co. KG Publishers. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextFull Text


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record