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Dániel Zoltán Kádár


Research Professor




E-mail:  kadarz[kukac]



I have a long-standing interest in linguistic politeness research and ritual studies, as well as historical and intercultural pragmatics and East Asian studies. I have published more than twenty books with Cambridge University Press and other international publishers and many papers in high-impact journals. My recent monographs include Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual – Maintaining the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction (Cambridge University Press), Understanding Politeness (with Michael Haugh, Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Relational Rituals and Communication (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). I was Editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic Politeness (with Jonathan Culpeper and Michael Haugh), and currently I have been engaged in the editing of the Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics (with Michael Haugh and Marina Terkourafi). I am also co-editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal East Asian Pragmatics (with Xinren Chen, Nanjing University).

I hold the higher doctorate of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt, UK). I was the youngest academic who has been awarded this degree in the field of linguistics. I am in the management board of various academic organisations, such as the Linguistic Politeness Research Group, the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, and the European Network of Intercultural Education Activities. I have a history of grant capture over one million euros.


Field of Research: (im)politeness, ritual, aggression, sociopragmatics, historical pragmatics, intercultural communication, East Asian studies