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What is second person deixis?



Second person deixis is deictic reference to a person or persons identified as addressee.

Examples (English)
  • you
  • yourself
  • yourselves
  • your
  • yours
  Second person deixis is a kind of

Crystal 1980 263


Hartmann and Stork 1972 168


Mish 1991 1060


Levinson 1983 62


Fleming 1988 322

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