Politeness shifts in English-Greek political science discourse: translation as a language change situation

  • Maria Sidiropoulou
  • Journal of Politeness Research, January 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/pr-2015-0030

Development of politeness strategies through translation

What is it about?

How translation can show deterioralization of textual features of Modern Greek, with features gradually becoming similar to discoursal features of English in academic discourse.

Why is it important?

Because it shows the impact hegemonic languages may have on less widely spoken ones, through translation.


Maria Sidiropoulou
Department of English Language and Literature

It is not only about words and lexical items, but also about structures, which are more resistant to change.

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