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Forms of address and terms of reference

  • ELEANOR DICKEY (a1) (a2)
    • Published online: 01 September 1997

This paper examines the relationship between the use of names and other words in address and in reference: how does the way that speaker A addresses B differ from the way that A refers to B, and what are the factors affecting this difference? The study, based on observation and interviews, attempts both to solve a problem in pragmatics and to help historical linguists and others who need to know the extent to which it may be justified to extrapolate from referential to address usage and vice versa.

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I am extremely grateful to David Allerton, Peter Trudgill, Paul Friedrich, Peter Matthews and Anna Morpurgo Davies for their help with this paper.
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Journal of Linguistics
  • ISSN: 0022-2267
  • EISSN: 1469-7742
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-linguistics
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