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Ever Wondered Why a Teacher Would Prefer “We” to “You” When Speaking to Students, or a Father Favor “Daddy” over “I” to His Child?

This preference of different deixis is much related to their pre-emptive or anti-pre-emptive usages in social communication. Deixis is directly concerned with the relationship between the structure of a language and the context in which the language is used. The … Continue reading

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