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Potts, Christopher and Eric K. Acton. 2014. That straight talk: Sarah Palin and the sociolinguistics of demonstratives. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18 (1) : 3–31.
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This case study of the peculiar and abundant strategic use of affective demonstratives by the U.S. political figure Sarah Palin, in order to promote a sense of common ground and viewpoint, underlines the context-subjection of demonstratives’ social meaning and generates a deeper comprehension of Palin's rhetorical strategies and the received polarized replies.