The use of address pronouns by Egyptian adults: A sociolinguistic study

@inproceedings{Alrabaa1985TheUO,
  title={The use of address pronouns by Egyptian adults: A sociolinguistic study},
  author={Sami Alrabaa},
  year={1985}
}
  • Sami Alrabaa
  • Published 1985
  • Sociology
  • Abstract The use of address forms varies from one language community to another. Our findings, however, confirm predictions made by Brown and Gilman concerning the influence of social class and political views on changes in address system. ‘Non-reciprocity’, along the power dimension observed by Brown and Gilman, is claimed to be rapidly disappearing in Western Europe, to be replaced by a system based primarily on relative distance. This claim is actually mitigated by our findings in Egyptian… CONTINUE READING

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