About INAR

The International Network of Address Research (INAR) is an international group of linguistics researchers who share an interest in address systems. Our community was formed in 2013, following the workshop “Sociolinguistics and Grammar of Terms of Address” at the Freie Universität Berlin. It met again in 2014 in Hildesheim, Germany. The aim of the network is to share research that describes and analyzes address in as wide an array of languages as possible, to arrive at an overarching model of address systems. It aims to do so by creating strong ties between linguists who are working on the topic in typologically diverse languages and from various perspectives. Our members come from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

We are interested in creating a vibrant virtual and face-to-face community, so we welcome researchers interested in pronominal, verbal, and nominal address from any linguistic perspective, including historical linguistics, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, politeness studies, sociolinguistics, language contact, and translation, among other fields.  If you would like to read more about INAR, please visit our website: https://inarweb.wordpress.com. To receive regular updates, bibliographical information, news about our annual conference, etc., please consider joining our listserv by contacting Leo Kretzenbacher at heinz@unimelb.edu.au.

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