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Query Subject:   palatalisation in /(s)tr/ clusters
Author:   Richard Dury
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:21:56 +0100
Richard Dury
Restricted use of personal pronouns - address and reference to mother

Muehlhaeusler & Harr 1990 (*Pronouns and People*) say:

'Native speakers of English confirm that there was once a rule forbidding the use of the word ''you'' in addressing one's mother or grandmother. It was also considered improper to refer to one's mother or grandmother as ''she'' in conversation with a third person' (p. 134)

There is no reference, and I suppose the 'native speakers' are their Oxford seminar students. Can anyone give me the reference to any studies or any personal anecdotes?

Richard Dury
Univ. Brescia, Italy
LL Issue: 10.176
Date posted: 04-Feb-1999


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