This was a historical and contemporary survey of the uses of pronouns of address, seen as semantic markers of social relationships between individuals.
The study considered mainly French, Italian, Spanish and German.
Languages such as modern English that, outside of certain dialects, have no morphosyntactic T–V distinction may have semantic analogues to convey the mentioned attitudes towards the addressee, such as whether to address someone by given or surname, or whether to use sir/ma'am.
Under a broader classification, T and V forms are examples of honorifics.
In fact, it should be--if it weren't for the barrage of crapware weighing down its performance.
Some notebook manufacturers bundle more than 30 extra programs and utilities on their laptops.
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In this special report, we go behind the scenes of this industry within an industry and scrutinize the major players: the notebook vendors, struggling with lower margins; the software vendors, whose market share is determined by preinstallment agreements; Microsoft, and its Vista OS; and last but certainly not least, the consumer, who protests the inclusion of crapware yet demands lower-priced notebooks with increased functionality and features.
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