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What is a speaker?

 

Definition
 

A speaker is the utterer of a message.

Discussion
 

A speaker is typically the deictic center of his or her own deictic references. These are grammaticalized in first person morphemes.

Generic
  A speaker is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Fillmore 1975 40

 

Levinson 1983 68


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