By comparing local, national and cross-border address practices, this volume uncovers both commonalities and differences in the way social meaning is expressed and shaped through address. The chapters also highlight the importance of investigating the daily encounters that make up the social fabric of our lives. This book will be of great interest to researchers of intercultural and cross-cultural communication, interactional sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis and pragmatics.

An introduction to Address Practice as Social Action (1026 Kb)

The book is published within the project Interaktion och variation i pluricentriska språk/Interaction and Variation in Pluricentric Languages (IVIP).

Edited by: Catrin Norrby, Camilla Wide

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot: Address Practice As Social Action

The book is available as: hardcover and Ebook (see publisher's site, above).

ISBN: 978113752992

Open access (Stockholm University's database DiVA):
Address Practice as Social Action. European Perspectives


Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents Address Practice as Social Action (160 Kb)



2. Introduction: Address as Social Action Across Cultures and Contexts (263 Kb)

Authors: Catrin Norrby, Camilla Wide


Chapter 4

Address and Interpersonal Relationships in Finland-Swedish and Sweden-Swedish Service Encounters

Authors: Catrin Norrby, Camilla Wide, Jenny Nilsson, Jan Lindström



3. Index (Address Practice as Social Action) (174 Kb)