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Query Details


Query Subject:   Masculine Forms of Address
Author:   Kate Bennett
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  English


Query:   I am a psychologist looking at older widowers attitudes to repartnering. In my interviews with them I notice that men do not always refer to their late wives or their new partners by name, and don't always use the possessive pronoun. This suggests to me that this may reflect a masculine script or masculine identity (I have done some work in ageing and masculinity).

However, I am unfamiliar with the linguistic literature. I am, therefore, wondering if there is a literature on forms of address and masculinity, and where I might find it? Any help help or pointers would be appreciated.
LL Issue: 24.275
Date posted: 16-Jan-2013



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