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addressivity (plural addressivities)
- (linguistics, philosophy) The quality of being addressive, of engaging in communication for the sake of one's interlocutor
1970, V.P. Nedyalkov, “On the Typology of the Polysemy of Verbal Affixes”, in Theoretical Problems of Typology and the Northern Eurasian Languages, ISBN 906032062X, page 97:
- Evidently, in certain languages some of these meanings may be expressed by special affixes (without a causative meaning), as, for example, the meanings of commitativity (cf. 6.3), addressivity (cf. 6.5) and mutuality (cf. 6.6) in Kabardian.
- In philosophical and literary contexts, this term is strongly associated with the ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin.