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Bros, boys and guys: Address term function and communities of practice in a New Zealand rugby team

Wilson, Nicholas 2010. Bros, boys and guys: Address term function and communities of practice in a New Zealand rugby team. New Zealand English Journal 24 , pp. 33-54.

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Abstract

This paper is a preliminary study of address terms based on a small corpus of talk by members of a New Zealand rugby team collected using ethnographic fieldwork. The paper first looks at how address terms are used by different Communities of Practice within the rugby team then goes on to analyse the range of discourse functions of the speech acts that contain the address terms. A comparison of the frequency of Māori and Pākehā address terms indicates that in the match day discourse of the rugby club it is Pākehā norms of address that dominate.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords: New Zealand English, Māori Vernacular English, Address terms, Corpus-based, interactional sociolinguistics, communities of practice, solidarity, compliments, directives, familiarisers, Team, Rugby
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 04:12
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/45989

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