Traditional forms of addressing an interlocutor in the Belarusian language Cover Image

Традыцыйныя формы звароту да субяседніка ў беларускай мове
Traditional forms of addressing an interlocutor in the Belarusian language

Author(s): Iryna Kaptsiuh
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Pragmatics, Eastern Slavic Languages, Philology
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: anthroponym; the Belarusian language; polite forms of addressing an interlocutor; forms with suffixes of subjective evaluation; vocative noun form; ways of expressing the address form; clipped form of

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the traditional forms of addressing an interlocutor in the Belarusian language. It focuses on the use of anthroponyms when addressing someone, the use of phrases with suffixes of subjective evaluation and the use of vocative and clipped noun forms functioning when addressing an interlocutor. The conclusion put forward is that there is a national specificity in the use of this form of addressing an interlocutor in the Belarusian language.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 52-64
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Belarussian