Publication details [#1191]

Bean, Susan S. 1978. Symbolic and pragmatic semantics: A Kannada system of address. University of Chicago Press. xvi + 163 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


B. argues that a total system of address forms reflects the variables (including hierarchy, social distance, role distance, etc.) relevant to relating individuals to each other in a particular society and that address choice establishes the combination of these features relevant to a particular instance of social interaction. From this point of view an address system of Kannada is investigated.

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