Коммуникативные стратегии и тактики социальной лжи
The present paper focuses on the notion of social lies in philosophy, sociology, psycholinguistics and pragmalinguistics. The study adopts a pragmalinguistic approach and looks at social lies as a communicative event where both speaker`s and recipient`s words are taken into account. Using dialogues from British and American prose, it examines the strategies, tactics speaker and listener resort to as well as the verbal cues to social lies. Findings suggest that communicative failures occur in case one of the communicants fails to observe the politeness maxims.