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What is obviative person deixis?

 

Definition
 

Obviative person deixis is third person deixis that distinguishes a less important referent in the present stage of the discourse from a referent that is more important.

Generic
  Obviative person deixis is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 212

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 152

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 168

 

Anderson, S. and Keenan 1985 262

 

Foley, W. and Van Valin 1984 333


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