Department:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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.
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).
I welcome PhD applications in a variety of areas relating to language, culture and society. Interested applicants are warmly welcome to contact me directly.
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)
Kadar, D. (2017). Politeness, Impoliteness, and Ritual: Managing the Moral Order in Interpersonal Interaction. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
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
Culpeper, J., Haugh, M. and Kadar, D. (2016).The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
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
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.
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
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.
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.
‘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.
Interview with Professor Daniel Kadar, Author of Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritual. Weekendavisen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 July 2017.