Forms of address and terms of reference
University of Exeter. At the time of publication, the author was at the University of Ottawa.
Journal of Linguistics
Cambridge University Press
This paper examines the relationship between the use of names and other words in address and in reference: how does the way that speaker A addresses B differ from the way that A refers to B, and what are the factors affecting this difference? The study, based on observation and interviews, attempts both to solve a problem in pragmatics and to help historical linguists and others who need to know the extent to which it may be justified to extrapolate from referential to address usage and vice versa.
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