INAR (International Network for Address Research) is a recently formed network, following the workshop on ‘Sociolinguistics and Grammar of Terms of Address’ held in Berlin in the early summer of 2013. The aim of the network is to describe address in as wide a number of languages as possible in order to arrive at an overarching model of address. It will do so by enhancing closer ties between members, all of them linguists who have been working on address for years. This workshop is the first in a series that will take place once a year, organized by different network members around the globe. We wish to bring together practitioners in the field the specific workshop focuses on (e.g. diachrony, translation etc.) and researchers studying address in different languages and working in different frameworks (e.g. sociolinguistics, interactional studies, pragmatics and grammatical description).

The Hildesheim workshop’s focus is on the negotiation of address in ongoing interaction and variation in address choice. Topics include strategies for a permanent change in address pronouns, temporary changes and their motivation, choice and negotiation of address in specific groups, address choice in larger groups, where some participants use T-address, while others use V-address, language choice in order to avoid decision on address in another language


Monday, June 9
19.30h warm-up at a local restaurant

Tuesday, June 10
10h: Guided city tour of Hildesheim (optional)

12.30h Lunch

13.30h Welcome

14h Kris Helincks (Gent; Belgium): On explainning interactional shifts between the three pronominal terms of address in everyday situations in Chilean Spanish

14.45h Marcela Rivadaneira (Temuco; Chile): Pronominal alternation in a corpus of spoken Chilean Spanish. Discourse-pragmatic variation of the second person singular

15.30h Coffee break

16h Aree Manosuthikit (Wisconsin-Madison; USA): Burmese-American Teenagers’ Discursive Practices of Personal References: Bilingual Resources, Ideologies and Identities

16.45h Suzanne Aalberse / Wessel Stoop (Amsterdam / Nijmegen; The Netherlands): T loss in Dutch as a change from below

17.40h Resumé of today’s activities, general discussion

19.30h Conference dinner

Wednesday, June 11
9.30h Mena Al Mouataz (Alexandria, Egypt): Address terms of Alexandrian Arabic [via Skype conference]

10.30h Coffee break

11h Maher Tyfour (Hildesheim; Germany): Forms of addressing icons of power in Facebook comments – the example of “The Syrian Presidency”

11.45h Bettina Kluge (Hildesheim; Germany): Using generic seconds to negotiate permanent switch to T-forms in interaction

12.30h Lunch

14h Karolin Moser (Furtwangen; Germany): Negotiating Power and Solidarity in Argentina

14.45h Irene Moyna (Texas A&M University; USA): Voseo vocatives and interjections in Montevideo Spanish

15.30h Coffee break

16h Roel Vismans (Sheffield, Great Britain): Address negotiations in Dutch emails

16.45h Leo Kretzenbacher / John Hajek / Catrin Norrby / Doris Schüpbach (Melbourne, Australia / Stockholm, Sweden): Meet and Grüezi – Swiss German introduction and address behaviour at international conferences

17.40h Resumé of today’s activities, general discussion

19.30h Dinner at a local restaurant

Thursday, June 12
9h Horst Simon (FU Berlin, Germany): Germans have not always been so strict. Observations concerning address variation in the 18th century

9.45h Leo Kretzenbacher / John Hajek / Robert Lagerberg / Agnese Bresin (Melbourne, Australia): Now you Sie me, now you don’t: History and remnants of the 3pl V address pronoun calque (onikanie) in Slovak

10.30h Coffee brek

11h Discussion on INAR’s future moves: website, next workshop, funding, etc.

12h Workshop closure

12.30h Lunch

Beitrag von: Bettina Kluge

Redaktion: Reto Zöllner