The Study of Persian Address Terms in Young Adult Novels According to the Politeness Theory

Nooshin Azin, Akbar Afghari


This study attempts to analyze Persian address terms on the basis of the politeness theory in young adult novels in two distinctive periods of Pahlavi (1926-1979) or Before Islamic Revolution (BR) and after the Islamic Revolution (1979 -up to now) (AR). For this purpose, 8 young adult novels were selected, 4 from BR and 4 from AR. Then 326 address terms were identified and classified by types. Data analysis showed that in both BR and AR, positive address terms are used more than negative ones. The results of the study demonstrated that the frequency of some address terms has changed; however, the variation in frequency is not significant. Thus, it can be concluded that since one of the essential objectives of young adult literature is the development of healthy youth in healthy communities through instructive and edifying literature, it is not affected by sociopolitical and sociocultural changes.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p438

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