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John B. Jensen
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)

Forms of Address in Portuguese

To investigate the complex and often subtle Brazilian Portuguese system of choosing second-person pronouns. The project will be carried out primarily through a linguistic questionnaire administered in interviews with a few hundred informant in several locations in Brazil. This project will enhance a particularly fertile area for the interpretation of the humanities, as it involves the analysis and description of a series of phenomen of immense importance in social relationships.

Project fields:
Languages, General; Linguistics

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975