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Vocatives and Expletives

Vocatives and expletives, such as What do you want, darling and God, that’s terrificĀ are “features of dialogue, especially casual conversation where they often occur one after the other and together reinforce the ‘you-and-me’ dimension of the meaning” (H & M, … Continue reading

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