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What is receiving time?

 

Definition
 

Receiving time is the time at which an addressee hears or reads a message.

 

This time may be the deictic center for expressions of time deixis.

Example (English)
 
  • In the following utterance, the time referred to by today is the receiving time:

  • This programme was recorded last Wednesday, April 1st, to be relayed today.
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    Source:

    Fillmore 1975, cited by Levinson 1983 74

    Sources
     

    Levinson 1983 54, 62, 73–74

     

    Fillmore 1975


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