Learner Perception of Formal and Informal Pronouns in Russian

@inproceedings{Dewaard2012LearnerPO,
  title={Learner Perception of Formal and Informal Pronouns in Russian},
  author={Lisa Dewaard},
  year={2012}
}
This project investigates whether learners of Russian perceive the sociocultural weight of the two personal pronouns for 'you,' ty (informal/intimate) and vy (formal/polite) when they listen to native speech. Research on address pronoun use shows it to be an important sociocultural variable and, while there is some general consistency in use, there is also a great deal of manipulation of the pronouns to create effect or demonstrate a change in relational dynamic. Students at Northeast College… CONTINUE READING