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What is second person deixis?

 

Definition
 

Second person deixis is deictic reference to a person or persons identified as addressee.

Examples (English)
 
  • you
  • yourself
  • yourselves
  • your
  • yours
Generic
  Second person deixis is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 263

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 168

 

Mish 1991 1060

 

Levinson 1983 62

 

Fleming 1988 322


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