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overhear

verb attend, become aware of, catch, eavesdrop, exaudire, excipere, find out, glean knowlldge of, hear, intercept, listen in on, listen stealthily, obtain knowledge of, pick up, receive information, receive knowledge of, subauscultare
Associated concepts: eavesdropping, wiretapping
See also: eavesdrop
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Quintilian's definition of apostrophe underscores both its pragmatic function and the judge's role as overhearer (or "side-participant"), both of which are elided in Culler's dyadic, "I-thou" (or rather, I-"you") model (142).
If then a language were to encode in the addressee form you both actual and potential parties to the discourse - both addressees and overhearers, participants and nonparticipants - it would risk conflating the "field of interaction" with the larger context in which the interaction occurs, the coparticipants in with the referents of the current discourse.