Studies in (lie relation between language and culture have sometimes focussed on
how a way of life or thought is categorized through words. A second kind of study
may focus on the connections between certain grammatical categories and people's
notions. The study will fit in the latter category.
Second person pronouns used in formal and familiar settings have been analyzed
from various points of view. Social psychologists have shown how the usage of the
pronouns is connected with altitudes and behavior (Drown and Gilman, 1960).
Philologist have produced careful accounts of historical usage in German, French,
Russian (Friedrich, 1972). Linguistis on the other hand have been interested in
studying and analysing the pronoun systems in various languages. (Lambert 1967),
(Ervin-Trip, 1972). and linking them to culturally and socially significant
|Journal Section||Research Articles|
|Publication Date||January 1, 1996|
|Published in Issue||Year 1996, Volume 7, Issue|