Address choice in Dutch 1: variation and the role of domain
This paper reports on research into the use of Dutch forms of address (i. e. the 2nd-person pronouns u and je/jij) among students in the Netherlands and their parents and grandparents. It takes the address model proposed by Clyne et al. (2009) as its theoretical inspiration, and homes in on domain as a factor for the choice of address form. The paper is based on the quantitative analysis of a questionnaire in which respondents were asked which pronoun they used to address a variety of interlocutors. The paper also tries to map changes in the use of Dutch address pronouns in the last two decades on the basis of a global comparison with an earlier study.
Dutch Language; Address Choice; Sociolinguistics
Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies – UCL Dept. of Dutch – Gower Street – London WC1E 6BT – UK – +44 (0)20 7679 7756 – © 1977–2014Disclaimer | Freedom of Information | Accessibility | Privacy | Cookies | Advanced Search | Contact Us