Third Person Proximative ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/ThirdPersonProximative


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Person Property
                              |_ Third Person Proximative


Definition:

Refers to one or more non-participants that are in some way distinct/closer to the speaker than other non-participants. Third person proximative contrasts with third person obviative. Often called 'Third Person Proximate' or '4th person'. [Kibort 2008a]


Usage Notes

Examples
Language Code: crk Some languages divide the third person into proximate and obviative; the proximate is for entity closer to the center of attention, while the obviativeif more background.
2009-06-04 13:28:09
sīsīp
duck-PROX
this duck

References:
Corbett (2000:277)


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