Nominal and Pronominal Address in Jamaica and Trinidad

Variation and patterns

Matthias Klumm | University of Augsburg
ISBN 9789027209696 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258953 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book examines the various patterns of nominal and pronominal address used in Jamaica and Trinidad, the two most populous islands of the English-speaking Caribbean. Given that the Anglo-Caribbean context has so far been largely neglected in address research, this study aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the linguistic means Jamaicans and Trinidadians have at their disposal and make use of to address each other. A particular focus will be on variation in the speakers’ address behaviour with regard to their sex, age, social class, ethnicity, and regional background. The study draws both on data from a self-compiled corpus of postcolonial Jamaican and Trinidadian literary works, and on questionnaire and interview data collected during fieldwork. This book contributes to the ever-growing body of research in the field of nominal and pronominal address, and will be relevant to researchers interested in the fields of sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and World Englishes.
[Topics in Address Research, 3]  2021.  xiv, 246 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Klumm's monograph is of particular value for researchers interested in nominal address, postcolonial and variational pragmatics, and Caribbean sociolinguistics.”
“[N]ot only constitutes avaluable contribution to the field of address research butwill also be of interest to scholars working in the areas of World Englishes, sociolinguistics, and (variational) pragmatics.”
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021029287 | Marc record