Professor Daniel Z Kadar

Visiting Professor

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Department of English and Media

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Language and linguistics

Professor Kadar is an expert of the study of language use. He is interested in the ways in which people build up and maintain interpersonal relationship with the help of language – an academic area often referred to as linguistic politeness research.

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Email: daniel.kadar@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Daniel has a long-standing interest in language in society, including various interrelated areas such as pragmatics, politeness and (im)politeness, intercultural communication, rituals, and language aggression. He has studied language in a variety of data types, spanning historical novels, to video-recorded interactions, to news articles. He has background in both English and East Asian studies, and since long he has been fascinated by the ways in which people from different cultural background work out their relationships with the help of language.

Daniel is author/editor of 22 volumes, published by world-leading academic publishers, such as Cambridge University Press. His most recent book is Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual: Maintaining the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He is one of the Editors of the Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics (Cambridge University Press).

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Hungarian

Research interests

  • Politeness
  • Impoliteness
  • Ritual
  • Language aggression
  • Intercultural communication
  • East Asian studies
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Historical pragmatics
  • Social and cross-cultural psychology

Areas of research supervision

  • Pragmatics
  • Politeness research
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Intercultural pragmatics
  • Language in society
  • East Asian languages
  • Language aggression

I welcome PhD applications in a variety of areas relating to language, culture and society. Interested applicants are warmly welcome to contact me directly.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) 2015
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2012
  • Habilitation 2010
  • PhD 2006

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Honorary Board Member, China Pragmatics Association (2015-)
  • Executive Board Member, European Association of Chinese Linguistics (2013-)
  • Management Group Member, Linguistic Politeness Research Group, UK (2013-)
  • International Scientific Panel Member, European Network for Intercultural Education Activities (2014-)
Other memberships:
  • International Pragmatics Association 
  • European Association of Chinese Studies 
  • British Association of Applied Linguistics 
  •  The Public Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Editorial boards
  • Editor-in-chief, Edinburgh Series in Sociopragmatics, an academic book series of 20 thematically related volumes, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press (2018-)
  • Editor-in-chief (with Xinren Chen and Jef Verschueren), East Asian Pragmatics international journal, London, Equinox (2014-)
  • Series Editor (with Eniko Németh T. and Károly Bibok), Pragmatic Interfaces series, London, Equinox (2010-)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, Amsterdam: John Benjamins (2018-)
  • Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Language Studies (2017-)
  • Advisory Board Member, Advances in (Im)Politeness Studies. New York: Springer (Chaoqun Xie ed.) (2017-)
  • Board Member, Foreign Language and Literature Studies (外国语言文学), Fujian Normal University (Chaoqun Xie ed.) (2017-)
  • Advisory Board Member, Sinología Hispanica (西班牙新), Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), China; Confucius Institute, University of Leon, Spain (Qiuyang Li ed.) (2016-)
  • Advisory Board Member, Journal of Politeness Research, Berlin and New York, Mouton de Gruyter (2013-)
  • Advisory Board Member, 当代西方语言学前沿理论研究与应用探索 (Cutting Edge Research and Practical Inquiries into Contemporary Western Linguistics) Book Series, Beijing, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (Xinren Chen ed.) (2013-)
  • Advisory Board Member, Linguistics Applied – International Journal of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Kazimierz Wielki University Publishing House, Bydgoszcz, Poland (2012-)
  • Advisory Board Member, Interfaces. Bydgoszcz Studies in Language, Mind and Translation Series, Berne, Peter Lang (Anna Baczkowska ed.) (2012-)
  • Editorial Board (Review Committee) Member, Silva Iaponicarum, (Editor-in-Chief: Arkadiusz Jablonski), Adam Mickiewicz University (2012-)
  • Editorial Board Member, Chinese as a Second Language Research (Editors-in-Chief: Istvan Kecskes and Lizhen Peng, Berlin & New York, Mouton de Gruyter (2011-)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Chinese Language and Discourse, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, John Benjamins (2009-)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

External consultancy
  • Grant evaluator, German Israel Foundation, Israel (2018)
  • External member of promotion board, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US (2017)
  • International promotion board advisory member, Mu’tah University, Jordan (2016)
  • External reviewer, National Science Foundation, U.S. (2015)
  • Promotion board advisory member, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, U.S. (2015)
  • External grant assessor, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Taiwan (2015)
  • External assessor, Hungarian National Junior Research Competition (OTDK) (2015)
  • External assessor, Periodic Review of MAs in Intercultural Communication with International Business and Communication and International Marketing, University of Surrey (2015)
  • External examiner for the PG provision in Linguistics and English Language, University of Brighton (2015-2017)
  • External grant assessor, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, the Dutch Research Council) (2015)
  • International grant assessor, Research Council, University of Leuven, Belgium (2014)
  • External Academic Member, Promotion Board, Department of Chinese Studies, The National University of Singapore (2013)
  • External Reader for Research Excellence Framework outputs, Humanities Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (2013)
  • Advisor, Journal Classification Committee, Department of Chinese Studies, The National University of Singapore (2012)
Grants

  • Principal Investigator, MTA Lendulet Research Grant (EUR 387,000) (July 2017 - June 2022)

  • Co-investigator, Interpersonal Pragmatic Competence Project (No. 16JJD74000) Chinese Ministry of Education Research Grand, in consortium with the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. (£23,000) (November 2016 - August 2018)
  • Co-investigator, Humour in Taiwan, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Research Grant, in consortium with the University of Queensland, University of Wollongong, and National Taiwan Normal University. (£38,000) (September 2016 - August 2019)
  • Principal Investigator, Automatic detection of verbal threat in Hindi and English aggressive speech, UK and India Research Initiative (British Council), Thematic Partnership. Members of the research team working under my supervision include Jim O’Driscoll (Huddersfield), Liz Holt (Huddersfield), and Rosina Marquez Reiter (Surrey). (£7,400) (March 2015 - March 2016)
  • Principal Investigator, Collaborative Research Agreement Project, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. (£23,000) (October 2015 - October 2018)
  • Co-investigator, Research on Evaluating Human Interactivity in Chinese New Media, Research Grant provided by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. PI: Doreen D. Wu. (£4,000) (September 2015 - August 2017)
  • International Consultant, Le ragioni della cortesia Project, Swiss National Foundation (£2,000) (September 2014 - August 2017)
  • Co-Investigator (with Doreen Wu) of the long-term research project Investigating Online Chinese Communities and Their Patterns of Interaction (Project Account No.: G-UA93), offered by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (£4,000) (March 2013 - August 2015)
  • Co-Investigator of the long-term research project Politeness in Taiwan supported by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, Taiwan, and mutually hosted by the Griffith University, Brisbane and the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (£38,500) (September 2011 - August 2014)
  • Principal Investigator of the long-term research project Taiwanese Linguistic Politeness supported by the Bolyai Janos Research Fellowship (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (£112,000) (September 2011 - August 2014)
  • Recipient of the 3 year Postdoctoral Research Grant of the National Hungarian Research Fund (PD 71628); project title: “The Collapse and Birth of Linguistic Politeness Systems - Research of Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Chinese Politeness”; host institution: Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (£57,500)  (August 2008 - July 2011)
  • Principal Investigator of the long-term research project The Collapse and Birth of Linguistics Politeness Systems: Research of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Chinese Politeness supported by the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Taiwan, and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (£16,100) (August 2008 - July 2011)
  • Co-Investigator (with Huba Bartos) of the project Discourse and Impoliteness supported by the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Taiwan, and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (£4,000) (September 2007 - July 2008)
  • Co-Investigator (with Huba Bartos) of the project Discourse and Politeness supported by the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Taiwan, and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (£3,000) (September 2006 - August 2007)
  • Grantee of the Publication Grant of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation to publish the monograph Terms of (Im)Politeness – A Study of the Communicational Properties of Traditional Chinese (Im)polite Terms of Address. Budapest: Department of East Asian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University Press (£1,500) (March 2006 -June 2006)

  • Co-Investigator (with Huba Bartos) the project The Politeness of Chinese officials – A Study of Addressing Deviancies in Pre-modern Chinese Official Discourse supported by supported by the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Taiwan, and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (£1,700) (September 2005 - August 2006)
  • Research and conference participation in Hua-lien, Taiwan, supported by the Dong-hwa University, Taiwan (ca. £1,000) (November 2005)
  • Co-Investigator (with Huba Bartos) of the project A Pragmatic Analysis of the Polite Self-denigration System of the Vernacular Chinese Language supported by the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Taiwan, and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (£1,300) (September 2004 -August 2005)

Selected recent publications

Monographs

In progress:

Kadar, D. (Forthcoming 2020). The Language of Ritual. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (signed author contract)

Kadar, D. and Spencer-Oatey, H. (Forthcoming 2019). Intercultural Politeness: Culture, Sociality and Offensiveness. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (signed author contract)

Kadar, D. and Wang, J. (Forthcoming 2019). The Changing Faces of Im/politeness in Modern Chinese. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh (signed author contract)

Kadar, D. and Marquez-Reiter, R. (Forthcoming 2018). Leveraging Relational Practices. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (signed author contract)

Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. (Forthcoming 2018). The Metapragmatics of Politeness. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (signed author contract)

Published:

Kadar, D. (2017). Politeness, Impoliteness, and Ritual: Managing the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Edited volumes

In progress:

Haugh, M., Kadar, D. and Terkourafi, M. (Forthcoming 2019). The Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Kadar, D., and Parvaresh, V. (Forthcoming 2019). Language Aggression and Moral Order(s), special issue of Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, John Benjamins

Bull, P., Kadar, D. and Ran, Y. (Forthcoming 2019). The Pragmatics of Ritual. Special issue of Pragmatics, Elsevier

Published:

Culpeper, J., Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. (2016).The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

In press:

Kadar, D. (2018). 'Perceived breaches of norms of language behaviour, meta-reflective assessments and the moral order – The context of workplace dismissals', Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Kadar, D. and Fukushima, S. (2018). 'The meta-conventionalisation of e-practices: A Japanese case-study', Internet Pragmatics

Kadar, D., Ning, P., and Ran, Y. (2018). 'Ritual public apology – A case study of Chinese'. Submitted to Discourse, Context & Media

Published:

Kadar, D. and Marsden, L. (2018) 'The pragmatics of mimesis - A case-study from intercultural communication', FLEKS, Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice 4.1

Kadar, D. (2017). ‘The role of ideology in evaluations of (in)appropriate behaviour in student-teacher relationships in China’, Pragmatics 27.1: 33– 56.

Davies, SR. and Kadar, D. (2016). 'Ritual, aggression and participatory ambiguity: A case study of heckling', Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 4.2: 202–233.

Haugh, M., Kadar, D. and Németh, L. (2016).Nyelvi udvariasság/udvariatlanság és metapragmatika (Linguistic politeness, impoliteness and metapragmatics). Filológia.hu (Philology) 6/7.1-4: 4–27.

Kadar, D. (2016). Postscript. Special Issue – Politeness in Ancient Languages, Journal of Politeness Research 12.2: 291–294.

Kadar, D. and Ling, Z.(2016). 周凌: 面子研究的传承与嬗变 The inheritance and change of face research. Waiyu Yanjiu 外语研究 (Foreign Languages Research) 157(3): 26–30.

De La Cruz, M. and Kadar, D. (2016). ‘Rituals of outspokenness and verbal conflict’, Pragmatics and Society 7(2): 265–290.

Kadar, D. and Spencer-Oatey, H. (2016). ‘The bases of (im)politeness evaluations: Culture, the moral order and the East-West divide’. East Asian Pragmatics 1.1: 75–108.

Chen, X., Kadar, D. and Verschueren, J. (2016). ‘Editorial’. East Asian Pragmatics 1.1: 1–4.

Kadar, D. (2016). 'A bekiabálás vizsgálata mimetikus és személyközi nézőpontból' ('Exploring heckling from a mimetic point of view'). Argumentum 12: 1–31

Kadar, D. and Paternoster, A. (2015). 'On the role of historical analysis in metapragmatics: A study on "discernment" '. Pragmatics 25(3): 369–391.

Kadar, D. (2015). 'Identity and ritual action'. International Review of Pragmatics 7.2.: 278–307.

Kadar, D. and Reiter, R.M. (2015). '(Im)politeness and (im)morality: Insights from intervention’. The 10th Anniversary Issue of Journal of Politeness Research 11(2): 239–260.

Kadar, D. and Ran, Y. (2015). : ‘Ritual in intercultural contact: A case study of heckling’. Accepted for publication in Journal of Pragmatics 77: 41–55.

Kadar, D. (2014). 'Heckling – A mimetic-interpersonal perspective'. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 2(1): 1–35.

Handbook chapters

Kadar, D. (2017). 'Politeness'. Robin Clark (ed.) The Oxford Research Encyclopedia. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Kadar, D. (2017). 'Politeness and impoliteness in Chinese discourse', in Chris Shei (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis, London, Routledge

Culpeper, J., Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. (2017) 'Introduction’ pp. 1–8, in eds. Culpeper, J., Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic Politeness, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-37508-7_1

Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. (2017). ’Intercultural Politeness’, pp. 601–631 in eds. Culpeper, J., Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic Politeness, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-37508-7_23

Kadar, D. and Terkourafi, M. (2017). 'Convention and ritual', pp. 171–196, in eds. Culpeper, J., Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic Politeness, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-37508-7_8

Kadar, D. (2016). 'Chinese terms of address - Premodern', pp. 299–302, in Sybesma, R. et al. eds. Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. Leiden: Brill.

Kadar, D. (2015). ‘Historical politeness’, pp. 1–34, in eds. Verschueren, J. and Östman, J.-O., The Handbook of Pragmatics, John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia

Kadar, D. (2014). ‘Historical pragmatics’, in ed. Chapelle, C. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Wiley-Blackwell, LondonDOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1413

Kadar, D. (2014). ‘Language education, power, and cultural expansion in Ryukyu: Chinese kanwa textbooks’, pp. 667–684, in. eds. Miyara, S. and Heinrich, P. Handbook of Ryukyuan Languages, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin

Chapters in peer-reviewed volumes

Forthcoming

Kadar, D. (2018). 'Interpreting "historicisation" in the digital context: A historical interpersonal interactional approach'. In Evans, M. and Tagg, C. (eds.) Historicizing the Digital. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter

Kadar, D. (2018). ‘Globalisation and politeness – A cross-cultural inquiry’. In: Blitvich, P. and Ogiermann, E. (eds.) Perspective on Politeness: Festschrift for Maria Sifianou. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kadar, D. (2018). ‘Chinese Sociopragmatics’. In Badan, L. and Romagnioli, C. (eds.) Chinese Linguistics in Rome. Paris: Collection des Cahiers de Linguistique – Asie Orientale.

Published:

Kadar, D. (2017). ‘Indirect ritual offence – A case of elusive impoliteness’, pp. 177–199, In: Cap, P. and Dynel, M. (Eds.) Implicitness: From Lexis to Discourse. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Kadar, D. (2016). 'Ritual in pragmatics'. In: Ran, Y. (ed.) Applied Linguistics Research, Vol. 2. Beijing: Higher Education Press (Gaodeng jiaoyi chubanshe), pp. 64–92.

Kadar, D., Orthaber, S. and Marquez-Reiter, R. (2015). 'Customers’ responses to corporate social media marketing strategies'. In: Christopher, E. ed. International Management and Intercultural Communication: A Collection of Case Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Recent presentations and conferences

Recent plenary lectures:

‘Globalising Sociolinguistics (GloSoc2) “Communicating in the city” ’, Leiden University, The Netherlands, December 2018.

‘Symposium on (Im)Politeness’, Nanjing University, China, October 2018.

‘The First International Conference on Internet Pragmatics’, Fujian Normal University, September 2018.

Politeness across Time and Space' Symposium, Freie Universität Berlin, June 2018.

‘The teaching and learning of L2 pragmatics’, University of Central Lancashire, June 2018.

'Rites in Native American societies: global and local features', part of the 56th International Congress of Americanists, University of Salamanca, July 2018.

‘Academic Career Conference: An Interdisciplinary Symposium for Doctoral Students’ of the New Generation Foundation, Budapest, Hungary, May 2018.

Workshop on (Im)Politeness Research, Fujian Normal University, May 2018.

“The International Symposium on Advances in (Im)politeness Studies”, Fujian Normal University, May 2018.

“Frontier Research on Interpersonal Pragmatics” Symposium, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, March 2018.

10th International Symposium on Politeness (SymPol10), York St John University, July 2017.

“New Directions in Pragmatic Research: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives” Symposium, Meiji University, Japan, March 2017.

Historical Politeness Symposium, University of East Anglia, UK, June 2016.

Mobility and Complexity: Theorised and Applied, Historicizing the Digital: Language Practices in Old and New Media Symposium, University of Birmingham, UK, June 2016.

Teaching (Im)Politeness Through the Lenses of Morality, The 63rd TEFLIN International Conference, English Education Department, Indonesia, 2015.

Verbal Aggression, Conflict and Impoliteness, International Seminar on Verbal Aggression and Conflict, Department of Linguistics, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkhar University, Agra, December 2015.

Intervention and Aggression: An Overview, Symposium of Intervention in Chinese, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, 22 October 2015.

The Metapragmatics of (Im)Politeness; plenary lecture presented at the 21st International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) and the 11th Biennial International Conference of the China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 15-18 July 2015.

Ritual and (Im)Politeness; plenary lecture presented at the 7th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, University of Lodz, Poland, 12-14 April 2015.

The Metapragmatics of ‘Impoliteness’; Impoliteness, Interpreting and Translation, symposium hosted by the University of Oslo, 23-24 November, 2015.

Ritual and Individual Identity in Interaction; Workshop: Identity and Interaction, held in the organisation of the ICA Regional Conference: Expanding Communication: Old Boundaries and New Frontiers, University of Lodz, Poland, 9-11 April, 2015.

(Im)Politeness: Its Past, Present and Future; plenary lecture presented at The 14th China Pragmatics Conference, Anhui University, Hefei, China, 23 October 2015.

The Meta-pragmatics of Politeness, Plenary lecture presented at the Conference of English Language and Culture, University of Presov, Slovakia, October 2015.

Morality, Public Discourse and (Im)Politeness; Plenary lecture, presented at The 3rd GUFS Forum on Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, 5-7 December 2014.

Ritualisation and Historical Intercultural Communication; Plenary lecture, 1st Poznan Historical Sociopragmatics Symposium, The Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, 15 May 2014

Moral Aggression and Intervention, Plenary lecture, 1st International Conference on Impoliteness in Interaction, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland, June 2014.

Relational Rituals across Cultures; Plenary lecture, 4th Meaning, Context and Cognition Conference, The Faculty of English, University of Lodz, Poland, 15 March, 2014.

Media experience

Interview with Professor Daniel Kadar, Author of Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual.  Weekendavisen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 July 2017.