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Entering into My World?

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October 9, 2008

What is face to you?

Brown&Levinson think "face" is a public self-image that every social member try to strive after for himself.

One action that threatens one's face depends on there factors--- 1,social distance--D

2,relative power--P

3,absolute ranking of imposition--Rx

Wx=the degree of threatening to face



Notes--P(H.S) means the impact of the hearer's power on the speaker

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