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Language: Use by Women: Iran
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The topic of language use by women covers a wide range of issues. This entry focuses on one general sub-theme: forms of address. While informed by the larger literature, it is based on the authors' primary research.

Forms of address are defined as “what one person calls another and what this signifies” (Robinson 1972, 120). Forms of address encode speakers' interpersonal attitudes and are thus emotionally, …

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Eslami , Zohreh R. and Eslami-Rasekh, Abbass , “Language: Use by Women: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0607b>
First published online: 2009

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