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What is an equivalent?



An equivalent is a term of social deixis that expresses equality of status.

Example (French)
  • In medieval times, the mutual use of the same second-person pronoun, tu or vous, by the speaker and addressee expressed their equivalent social status.
  • Generic
      An equivalent is a kind of

    Brown and Gilman 1960:256

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