The ancient Greek address system and some proposed sociolinguistic universals

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dc.contributor.author Dickey, Eleanor en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter. At the time of publication, the author was at the University of Ottawa en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-21T11:47:00Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:40:21Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:10:06Z
dc.date.issued 1997-03 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This article summarizes the results of a longer study of address forms in Ancient Greek, based on 11,891 address tokens from a variety of sources. It argues that the Greek evidence appears to contradict two tendencies, found in address forms in other languages, which have been claimed as possible sociolinguistic universals: the tendency toward T/V distinctions, and the principle that “What is new is polite.” It is suggested that these alleged universals should perhaps be re-examined in light of the Greek evidence, and that ancient languages in general have more to contribute to sociolinguistics than is sometimes realized. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 26(1), pp.1-13 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0047404500019382 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/65613 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=4180384&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0047404500019382 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=LSY&volumeId=26&issueId=01&iid=4180364 en_GB
dc.subject address en_GB
dc.subject Greek language, classical en_GB
dc.subject vocatives en_GB
dc.subject T/V distinctions en_GB
dc.subject sociolinguistics en_GB
dc.title The ancient Greek address system and some proposed sociolinguistic universals en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-04-21T11:47:00Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:40:21Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:10:06Z
dc.identifier.issn 0047-4045 en_GB
dc.description © 1997 Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-8013 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Language in Society en_GB


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