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What is proximate person deixis?

 

Definition
 

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

Generic
  Proximate person deixis is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 247

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 152

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 168

 

Anderson, S. and Keenan 1985 262


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