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What does FTA stand for?

FTA stands for Face Threatening Act (politeness theory)

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Any speech act may be considered as Face Threatening Act (Brown, Levinson 1987: 193), the concept "face" being understood as the interlocutor's image, his territory in a wide sense that includes not only the interlocutor's private space, her / his time and cover (body, clothes) but also her / his cognitive space.