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date: 23 September 2018

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This article discusses left–right orientations; the left–right dimension has been described as a ‘shorthand’ device that helps facilitate comparisons through space and time. It first examines the acceptability of left and right and the referents of left and right. The last two sections of the article focus on the blurring and the resilience of left and right. It is noted that the left–right schema was able to offer something in structure and substance that helped facilitate efficient communication and orientation.

Keywords: left–right orientations, left–right dimension, shorthand, comparisons, referents, blurring, resilience, acceptability, left–right schema, efficient communication and orientation

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