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Empathetic Deixis

Empathetic Deixis

Empathetic deixis is the metaphorical use of deictic forms to indicate emotional or other psychological “distance” or “proximity” between a speaker and a referent .

(English)

  • The use of this to indicate the speaker’s empathy
  • The use of that to indicate the speaker’s emotional distance
Page/s: 677
Source: Lyons 1977b

Lyons, John. 1977b.Semantics. Volumes I, II. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Page/s: 81
Source: Levinson 1983

Levinson, Stephen C. 1983.Pragmatics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

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