Forms of Address and Sociolinguistic Variation
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Abstract

Forms of address are words and phrases in a language, by which a speaker addresses someone, usually in opening or closing an interaction. In Ancient Greek, forms of address vary according to the conversational context and the precise relationship of the speakers involved; in literature, they also vary according to style and genre, often in surprising ways. 

Forms of address are words and phrases in a language, by which a speaker addresses someone, usually in opening or closing an interaction. People de…

Cite this page
Paolo Poccetti, “Forms of Address and Sociolinguistic Variation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 17 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000461>
First published online: 2013



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