Deictic 'go'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 6 14:19:37 UTC 2013

On Nov 6, 2013, at 3:32 AM, hw gray wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:21 AM, Benjamin Torbert <btorbert at> wrote:
>> I think several of these examples are distinct from the ones I hear in
>> AAE.  They don't accurately paraphrase with a *be  *verb.
> And, in BE, it be used *deictically*. Gnome sane? When I hear *this* _here
> go_, I expect a stud to be going to *show* me something, even if only
> figuratively.
So sorta kinda like Fr. "voici"/"voilà"?


P.S.  Oops, I see WB beat me to that particular punch.  What he said.

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