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ERIC Number: EJ836522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
Patterns of Address in Dili Tetum, East Timor
Williams-van Klinken, Catharina; Hajek, John
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v29 n2 p21.1-21.18 Dec 2006
This article focuses on a detailed description of patterns of address in Dili Tetum today. It outlines the complexities of the address system and points to considerable variation in its evolving present-day use. We find, amongst other things, that a speaker may use a range of address strategies even to the same addressee, and that the use of polite pronouns "Ita" and "Ita-Boot" appears to be spreading as the language extends into new domains not previously available to it. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Timor-Leste