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LINGUIST List 20.937

Tue Mar 17 2009

Books: Sociolinguistics: Clyne, Norrby, Warren

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language and Human Relations: Clyne, Norrby, Warren


Message 1: Language and Human Relations: Clyne, Norrby, Warren
Date: 16-Mar-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Language and Human Relations: Clyne, Norrby, Warren
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Title: Language and Human Relations
Subtitle: Styles of Address in Contemporary Language
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Michael Clyne
Author: Catrin Norrby
Author: Jane Warren
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521870627 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00 Comment: Disc.: $79.20
Abstract:

The way in which people address one another is crucial to expressing social
relationships and is closely linked with cultural values. In English we
call some people by their first names, and others "Mr" or "Ms", followed by
their surname. In some other languages there are different ways of saying
"you" depending on the degree of social distance. Exploring practices in
the family, school, university, the workplace and in letters, this book
reveals patterns in the varied ways people choose to address one another,
from pronouns to first names, from honorifics to titles and last names.
Examples are taken from contemporary English, French, German and Swedish,
using rich data from focus group research, interviews, chat groups, and
participant observation.

2009/200 pp./26 tables

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng )

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