Polite Messages: An Exercise in Interpersonal Communication
The Communication Blog
JUNE 5, 2015
This exercise is designed to help explain the concept of politeness in terms of positive and negative face (Brown & Levinson, 1987; Cupach & Metts, 1994; Goffman, 1967; Goldsmith, 2007; Holmes 1995; Metts & Cupach, 2008). To Discuss After all have completed this exercise, discussion might center on such issues as these: 1.