The paper describes the parameters of verbal communication with the addressee playing an active part as: 1) the addresser's co-author when choosing the topic, the style, the genre, the metalanguage etc.; 2) the recipient, who receives, understands and interprets the message, and has common background cultural knowledge and presuppositions with the addresser; 3) the respondent dependant on the preceding discourse/text; The classification of the types of addressees is suggested. Thus the addressee is regarded as an active, next to the addresser, participant of verbal communication.
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