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176 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198821373

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The Semantics and Pragmatics of Honorification

Register and Social Meaning

Elin McCready

Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics

  • The first book-length treatment of honorifics to take a formal semantics/pragmatics approach
  • Offers a nuanced view of the properties of expressive content that changes their classification
  • Contributes to the burgeoning field of the formal study of social meaning