Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 01:44:46 -0500
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
Subject: "this Thursday"
Never had a prpoblem w/ "this Thursday", like Alice. But when the
period is much longer, ambiguity arises. Eg, in October, Nov, even
Dec. one might still want to refer to the just-passed summer as "this
summer", though logically it should be "last summer"-- that tendency
to stress nearness on the proximal deictic, rather than future-ness,
actually seems entirely logical too, though it's a different logic!
georgetown u. lx.