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Social deixis, familiarity, etc.

From:Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>
Date:Thursday, August 21, 2008, 15:36
What is familiarity? Definition Familiarity is a kind of social deixis that expresses a high degree of solidarity between the speaker and addressee. Examples (French, German) Some uses of the second-person pronouns tu in French and du in German signal familiarity. Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972 83 Generic Familiarity is a kind of What is solidarity? Sources Hartmann and Stork 1972 83 Pei and Gaynor 1954 72 Brown, R. and Gilman 1960 258 (R. Brown? Sounds familiar, alright. Solid, too.) < > What is solidarity? Definition Solidarity is a scale of perceived like-mindedness or similarity of behavioral disposition between a speaker and addressee deriving from their similar backgrounds acquaintance, or personal characteristics, such as sex. In some languages, solidarity affects the choice of expressions of social deixis. Example The choice between using familiar or polite second person pronouns in many Indo-European languages, such as tu and vous, indicates the level of solidarity between a speaker and addressee. Kinds Here are some kinds of solidarity: What is familiarity? What is intimate social deixis? What is politeness? Source Brown, R. and Gilman 1960 258 < > What is social deixis? Definition Social deixis is reference to the social characteristics of, or distinctions between, the participants or referents in a speech event. Example The distinction, found in many Indo-European languages, between familiar and polite second person pronouns is an expression of social deixis . Kinds Here are some kinds of social deixis: What is absolute social deixis? What is relational social deixis? Generic Social deixis is a kind of What is deixis? Sources Levinson 1983 63, 93 Fillmore 1975 76 ----------- And follow-up some of the links.