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empathy

P. H. Matthews

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Third edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199675128
Published online May 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191753060
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Identification with another. Hence empathetic deixis is the use of *deictic units, e.g. in *free indirect style, in ways that reflect the viewpoint of someone other than the speaker or writer. Scales reflecting differing degrees of empathy, ranging from the speaker themselves at one end to inanimate objects at the other, play a role e.g. in direct vs. ...

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Subjects: Linguistics

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