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ERIC Number: EJ836520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
The Use of Address Pronouns among Finnish and Finland-Swedish Students
Nyblom, Heidi
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v29 n2 p19.1-19.12 Dec 2006
This article examines the use and choice of address pronouns among Finnish and Finland-Swedish students in various situations. The study is based on a questionnaire on address usage distributed to university students in the city of Vaasa in Finland. The aim of the study is to investigate potential differences between the use of T and V in Finnish and Finland-Swedish and to compare the results with those of a recent study on address in Sweden-Swedish. The results reveal that the Finland-Swedish students use V somewhat less than the Finnish students. The Finland-Swedes also use V in fewer contexts, primarily in service situations and occasionally to strangers and public authorities. The Finnish students use V in the same contexts as the Finland-Swedish, but they also use V to older people. (Contains 2 tables and 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; Sweden