Publication details [#1800]

Brown, Roger and M. Ford. 1961. Address in American English. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 62 : 375–385.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject


B. and F. describe the norms of American address and point out a pattern in these norms which is to be found in forms of address in many other languages. This abstract speech pattern is said to suggest a feature of social structure that may be universal.