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What is a target?

 

Definition
 

A target is the ultimate intended recipient of a speaker's message, especially when distinct from the addressee.

Example (English)
 
  • In the following example, Billie is the target, but not the addressee:

  • Billie is to come in now.
  • Generic
      A target is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Gazdar 1979, cited by Levinson 1983 69


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