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Books: Disc Analysis/Pragmatics: Taavitsainen, Jucker

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Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 14:57:01 +0000
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Subject: Diachronic Perspectives on Address Term Systems: Taavitsainen, Jucker (eds)

Title: Diachronic Perspectives on Address Term Systems
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 107
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Irma Taavitsainen, University of Helsinki 
Editor: Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zurich 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113108, Pages: viii, 446 pp., Price: USD 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 902725348X, Pages: viii, 446 pp., Price: EUR 115.00

Address term systems and their diachronic developments are discussed
in a wide range of European languages in this volume. Most chapters
focus on pronominal systems, and in particular on the criteria that
govern the choices between a more intimate and a more distant or
polite pronoun, as for instance thou and you in Early Modern English,
vos and vuestra merced in sixteenth century Spanish or du and Sie in
Modern German. Several contributions deal with situations in which
more than two terms can be used and several also note co-occurrence
patterns of pronominal and nominal forms of address. The volume
provides a multivaried picture of the evolutionary lines of address
term systems and a representative range of current approaches from
pragmatics and sociolinguistics to conversation analysis. It is thus a
timely contribution to the rapidly expanding field of historical

Table of contents

Preface vii 
1. Diachronic perspectives on address term systems: Introduction 
 Andreas H. Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen 1-25 
2. The T/V pronouns in Later Middle English Literature 
 David Burnley� 27-45 
3. The use of tu/vus in the Anglo-Norman Seinte Resureccion 
 Tony Hunt 47-59 
4. "And if ye wol nat so, my lady sweete, thanne preye I thee,
 [...].": Forms of address in Chaucer's Knight's Tale
 Thomas Honegger 61-84 
5. From pragmatics to grammar: Tracing the development of respect in
 the history of the German pronouns of address
 Horst J. Simon 85-123 
6. The system of Czech bound address forms until 1700 
 Michael Betsch 125-146 
7. Family first: Address and subscription formulae in English family
 correspondence from the fifteenth to the seventh century
 Minna Nevala 147-176 
8. Spanish forms of address in the sixteenth century 
 Paola A. Bentivoglio 177-191 
9. The co-occurrence of nominal and pronominal address froms in the
 Shakespeare Corpus: Who says thou or you to whom?
 Ulrich Busse 193-221 
10. Pronouns and nominal address in Shakespearean English: A
 socio-affective markings system in transistion
 Gabriella Mazzon 223-249 
11. Pronominal usage in Shakespeare: Between sociolinguistics and
 conversation analysis
 Dieter Stein 251-307 
12. You and thou in Early Modern English dialogues: Patterns of usage 
 Terry Walker 309-342 
13. Rectifying a standard deficiency: Second-person pronominal
 distinctions in varieties of English
 Raymond Hickey 345-374 
14. Demonstrative pronouns in addressing and referring Finnish 
 Eeva-Leena Sepp�nen 375-399 
15. The German address system: Binary and scalar at once 
 Raymond Hickey 401-425 
Index of subjects 427-430 
Index of names 431-438 
Index of languages 439-441

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
			Middle English (Language Code: XENM)
			Old English (Language Code: XANG)
			German (Language Code: GER)
			Czech (Language Code: CZC)
			Spanish (Language Code: SPN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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