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Query:   Discourse Functions of Nominal Terms
Author:  Claudia Bubel
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis

Summary:   Dear colleagues,

a couple of months ago we posted a query on the discourse functions of
nominal forms of address (LINGUIST 14.2130). While response has not been as
extensive as we wished for, we have been able to add a few interesting
items to our bibliography which helped shed light on the instances of
address in our data.

We would like to thank the following respondents:

Maria Wowk
Robert E. Sanders
William Mann
Gene Lerner
Siri Mehus
Marina Terkourafi

Find a summary of the materials we came across in the wake of our query at


Best wishes,
Claudia Bubel and Alice Spitz

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Claudia Bubel
Fachrichtung 4.3 Anglistik
Universitaet des Saarlandes
Postfach 15 11 50
D-66041 Saarbruecken

Tel.: +49 - 681 - 302 - 2270
e-mail: c.bubel@mx.uni-saarland.de
url: http://www.uni-saarland.de/fak4/norrick/

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LL Issue: 14.3403
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2003
Original Query: Read original query


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