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Goffman, Erving. 1979. Footing. Semiotica 25 (1-2) : 1–29. https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.1979.25.1-2.1
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It is a common feature of talk that the alignment of speaker to hearer is shifted in significant, often very subtle ways. Such changes in 'footing' can only be analyzed if the canonical structural notions of speaker, hearer and encounter are replaced by a finer, more comprehensive set of distinctions.