Language and Human Relations: Styles of Address in Contemporary Language by Michael ClyneLanguage and Human Relations: Styles of Address in Contemporary Language by Michael Clyne

Language and Human Relations: Styles of Address in Contemporary Language

byMichael Clyne, Catrin Norrby, Jane Warren

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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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.
Title:Language and Human Relations: Styles of Address in Contemporary LanguageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:196 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.43 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521182379

ISBN - 13:9780521182379

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Multiple approaches for a complex issue; 3. Contextualising address choice; 4. Institutions, domains and medium; 5. National variation; 6. Conclusions.