Vocative With Personal Pronouns in Ede Language and Vietnamese

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Dr. Nguyen Minh Hoat, Ma. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen


A vocative is a speech act that is conducted during communication in all communities. Each language has its verbal system of calls and addresses and ways to use them to serve the vocative function and express the cultural eccentricities. Vocative languages in Ede and Vietnamese are divided into two groups: permanent vocative words consisting of personal pronouns; temporary vocatives, including nouns referring to kinships, social relationships, and proper nouns for humans,... This work studies the use of personal pronouns in calls and addresses of the Ede in Vietnam regarding Vietnamese, which aims to explain the following: addressing with grammatical persons (personal pronouns) between Vietnamese and Ede, such as using first-person, second-person, and third-person and duel person forms. Thereby this will clarify the similarities and distinctions between personal pronouns in Ede and Vietnamese.

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