Penelope Brown is a linguist and scholar of the culture of indigenous groups such as Maya and Tzeltal. She is also behind the politeness theory which explains how "the face" can be threatened or preserved.
Politeness assumes that we all have face, and we all have face wants and needs. Further, there are different types of face threatened in various face-threatening acts, and sometimes the face threats are to the hearer, while other times they are to the spe
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