Diachronic Perspectives on Address Term Systems

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| University of Helsinki
| University of Zurich
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Address term systems and their diachronic developments are discussed in a wide range of European languages in this volume. Most chapters focus on pronominal systems, and in particular on the criteria that govern the choices between a more intimate and a more distant or polite pronoun, as for instance thou and you in Early Modern English, vos and vuestra merced in sixteenth century Spanish or du and Sie in Modern German. Several contributions deal with situations in which more than two terms can be used and several also note co-occurrence patterns of pronominal and nominal forms of address. The volume provides a multivaried picture of the evolutionary lines of address term systems and a representative range of current approaches from pragmatics and sociolinguistics to conversation analysis. It is thus a timely contribution to the rapidly expanding field of historical pragmatics.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 107]  2003.  vii, 441 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
1. Diachronic perspectives on address term systems: Introduction
Andreas H. Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen
1–25
2. The T/V pronouns in later Middle English Literature
David Burnley †
27–45
3. The use of tu/vus in the Anglo-Norman Seinte Resureccion
Tony Hunt
47–59
4. “And if ye wol nat so, my lady sweete, thanne preye I thee, [...].”: Forms of address in Chaucer's Knight's Tale
Thomas Honegger
61–84
5. From pragmatics to grammar: Tracing the development of respect in the history of the German pronouns of address
Horst J. Simon
85–123
6. The system of Czech bound address forms until 1700
Michael Betsch
125–146
7. Family first: Address and subscription formulae in English family correspondence from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century
Minna Nevala
147–176
8. Spanish forms of address in the sixteenth century
Paola Bentivoglio
177–191
9. The co-occurrence of nominal and pronominal address froms in the Shakespeare Corpus: Who says thou or you to whom?
Ulrich Busse
193–221
10. Pronouns and nominal address in Shakespearean English: A socio-affective markings system in transition
Gabriella Mazzon
223–249
11. Pronominal usage in Shakespeare: Between sociolinguistics and conversation analysis
Dieter Stein
251–307
12. You and thou in Early Modern English dialogues: Patterns of usage
Terry Walker
309–342
13. Rectifying a standard deficiency: Second-person pronominal distinction in varieties of English
Raymond Hickey
345–374
14. Demonstrative pronouns in addressing and referring Finnish
Eeva-Leena Seppänen
375–399
15. The German address system: Binary and scalar at once
Raymond Hickey
401–425
Index of subjects
427–430
Index of names
431–438
Index of languages
439–441
“In a way the book is almost too good. Being thorough in the subjects it touches upon and showing internal consistency, it is very nearly a textbook that one could wish for a measure of rewriting in order to go the whole way and make it really so.”
“This book is a varied and absorbing collection which is a must for every researcher with interest in TOA theories.”
“In conclusion, I would like to say that 'Diachronic Perspectives' is a real asset to the study of address forms. Many different perspectives are brought together and the introduction provides a comprehensive and clear overview of the field. The editors put effort into relating papers to each other both by describing general issues in their introduction as well as by adding cross-references to papers with the same topic. They give a clear overview of recuring themes such as motivations in the choice of primary sources and the interpretation of pronoun switching, retractable address systems and norm deviation. The book also reveals problematic issues in address term research such as the issue of possible generalizations on data research.”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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