Linguistic Aspects of Communication Between Mothers and Daughters in Modern Hindi (Evidence from Krishna Sobti's Stories)

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Abstract

In the modern world, the hierarchical social structures of a traditional society (including the extended family) are undergoing serious changes, which are reflected on the communicative level. The paper considers one of the aspects of communication between mothers and adult daughters: the second person pronouns and corresponding verbal forms that they use. Due to the fact that in Hindi one of the key characteristics of these language units is the degree of politeness (intimate, neutral or honorific), examination of these units' behavior in the texts allows us to draw conclusions about the features of the hierarchical relations between the participants of communication. The study is based on the two stories by Krishna Sobti (a classic of contemporary Hindi literature), reflecting problems faced by women from different strata of Indian society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference Communicative Strategies of Information Society (CSIS 2018)
EditorsOlga Dmitrievna Shipunova
PublisherAtlantis Press
Pages500-505
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-94-6252-676-1
StatePublished - Feb 2019
EventThe International Conference on Communicative Strategies of Information Society - Санкт-Петербургский государственный политехнический университет им. Петра Великого, Санкт-Петербург, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Oct 201827 Oct 2018
https://www.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/csis-18/articles

Publication series

NameASSEHR
Volume273
ISSN (Print)2352-5398

Conference

ConferenceThe International Conference on Communicative Strategies of Information Society
Abbreviated titleCSIS 2018
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CityСанкт-Петербург
Period26/10/1827/10/18
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Keywords

  • Hindi literature
  • women writing
  • subordination system
  • family communication
  • personal pronouns

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