Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Source As A Participant Role

Definition: 

Source is the participant role of the referent from whom a message ultimately comes, especially in the case in which the referent is distinct from the speaker.

Examples: 

(English)

  • The steward relayed the pilot’s instruction: “You are to fasten your seat belts now.”
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Source: 
68-69, 72-73