Review of Mills, Sara. (2017). English Politeness and Class. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781316336922

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Daria Dayter

University of Basel

postdoctoral researcher and teaching assistant at the English Seminar, University of Basel, Switzerland Nadelberg 6, Basel 4051, Switzerland


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