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'''Deixis''' is introduced to handle the 'orientational' features of language which are relative to the time and place of utterance.
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===Examples===
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(i) personal pronouns: ''I, you, he,'' etc.
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(ii) adverbials of place and time: ''here, there''; ''now, then''
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===Origin===
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Deixis is merely the Greek word for 'pointing' or 'indicating'.
  
 
===Other languages===
 
===Other languages===
German [[Deixis (de)]]
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German [[Deixis (de)]] Chinese [[指示语]]
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===Reference===
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{{: Lyons 1968}}
  
 
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Revision as of 20:55, 17 June 2008

Deixis is introduced to handle the 'orientational' features of language which are relative to the time and place of utterance.

Examples

(i) personal pronouns: I, you, he, etc.

(ii) adverbials of place and time: here, there; now, then

Origin

Deixis is merely the Greek word for 'pointing' or 'indicating'.

Other languages

German Deixis (de) Chinese 指示语

Reference

Lyons, John. 1968. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.