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"I'm fine girl, and how are you?" : The use of vocatives in spoken Irish-English

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Show simple item record Murphy, Brona Farr, Fiona 2015-08-07T10:28:09Z 2015-08-07T10:28:09Z 2012
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The use of phatic communion and small talk are obvious examples of how interpersonal relationships are built and maintained. This paper explores the use of vocatives, which play an equally important part in the affective realm of communication. This paper uses corpus-based tools and methodologies to explore the use of vocatives across a range of contexts in Irish English, highlighting the strong link between the use of vocatives and casual conversation in particular. Focusing on three high frequency forms (girl, lads and boy) in casual conversation, we investigate how their distribution and functions are conditioned by sociolinguistic variables like age and gender. The paper reveals new insights into interpersonal interaction which has informality at its core. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Perspectives on Irish English, Migge, Bettina & Ní Chiosáin, Máire (eds);pp. 203-224
dc.rights This material is under copyright and the publisher, John Benjamin Publishing, should be contacted for permission to re-use or repint this material in any form. en_US
dc.subject vocatives en_US
dc.subject social contexts en_US
dc.subject age en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject casual conversation en_US
dc.title "I'm fine girl, and how are you?" : The use of vocatives in spoken Irish-English en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2015-08-07T10:11:26Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status Peer reviewed

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